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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.

There are limited disabled parking spaces that are accessed by entering the library staff car park on Warner Street.  Access to the museum is then through the café entrance.  Once inside the museum there is lift access to all floors.

We are currently installing new disabled bays to serve the Museum and Library.  Unfortunately this may cause some disruption to access our old bays.  There are alternative bays on Bethesda Street ( use ST1 3BP for sat-nav), and Albion Street (use ST1 1QH for sat-nav).

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

We are currently installing new disabled bays to serve the Museum and Library. Unfortunately this may cause some disruption to access our old bays. There are alternative bays on Bethesda Street (use ST1 3BP for sat-nav), and Albion Street (use ST1 1QH for sat-nav). We apologise for any inconvenience.
Opening Times

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
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.