Galleries

Staffordshire Hoard

Staffordshire Hoard

Discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009 and dating from the 7th century, this is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Featured as part of our Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia gallery.
Spitfire Gallery

Spitfire Gallery

Our Spitfire Gallery will showcase a spectacular Spitfire sculpture created by KMF engineering apprentices until our RW388 Spitfire returns in 2019.
Local History

Local History

The Local History gallery represents the history of the people of Stoke-on-Trent. Arranged as a series of room settings depicting domestic and working life it includes a schoolroom, a pub and a chip shop.
Archaeology

Archaeology

The archaeology gallery showcases Staffordshire’s rich and diverse archaeological heritage from prehistoric technologies to daily life in a Roman household, medieval monasticism to the early potters of Burslem.
Natural Science

Natural Science

The Natural Science gallery depicts the geology and wildlife found in the different habitats in and around the Potteries area, including moorland, forests and wetlands. In our Discovery Zone explore the diversity of life and find out what we can do to protect it.
Ceramics

Ceramics

The gallery includes a technical section illustrating the production techniques of pottery and also includes more unusual collections, such as the Keiller collection of 667 cow creamer jugs and the Marjorie Davies collection of nearly 300 frog mugs.
Fine Art

Fine Art

Displayed works include examples from the key artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as urban and industrial painting- including the Camden Town School, and French-influenced early twentieth-century artists such as the Slade School and the Scottish Colourists.
Design

Design

The gallery showcases a diverse selection from the decorative arts collection, including textiles and costume, alongside contemporary design pieces.