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The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is home to diverse displays of art, local history, natural sciences and the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics.

The museum aims to be inclusive and open to all. We have reflection spaces around the museum where visitors can enjoy quiet moments. As well as areas within the galleries, we have a Secret Garden where visitors can sit and enjoy the garden space which includes locally crafted works of art.

From 2 March 2020 construction will begin on our exciting new Spitfire Gallery. This may cause temporary changes to access which will be regularly summarised and updated HERE.

For duration of the Spitfire build we recommend blue badge holders use parking on Albion Street (ST1 1QF) and Bethesda Street (ST1 3BP). These spaces will offer the shortest route to the museum entrance.

Inside the museum there is lift access to all floors.

The museum has no on-site parking. Several Pay & Display Car Parks can be found nearby [Google Maps]. Cycle parking is located either side of the main entrance to the museum.

Find Us

Find Us

Bethesda St, Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
Opening Times

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Temporary Changes to Access

Temporary Changes to Access

From Monday 2 March work will be starting on our exciting new Spitfire Gallery. Click here to stay up-to-date with any temporary effects the work might have on access to our building or services.
Museum Guide [PDF]

Museum Guide [PDF]

Download our guide to the layout of the museum to help you plan your visit.
Admission Free

Admission Free

We offer free public WiFi at the museum – simply connect to ‘SotCC-Guest’ and complete the registration page.

Our Access and Learning Policy can be found here.
Galleries and Displays

Galleries and Displays

Discover the story of The Potteries through exciting displays of art, local history, natural sciences and the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics.
Café

Café

The museum café offers a range of refreshments including freshly made sandwiches, baked potatoes and local delicacy – Staffordshire Oatcakes.
Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Find that perfect gift or souvenir in our Gift Shop, located in the museum foyer.