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Museum Friends

29/09/201711:4502/12/2020 10:02

The Friends of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is a registered charity (no. 507834) whose aims are to promote, support, assist and improve The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum. Support may be for the development of facilities to increase the enjoyment of visitors, or for purchases of important items for […]

Museum Temporarily Closed

23/09/202008:2630/06/2021 10:41

Teams at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery are working hard on the creation of the site’s incredible new Spitfire Gallery, which is due to open later this year. In order to complete this stunning addition to the site and some necessary improvements, the museum will close temporarily for around six weeks from 5pm on […]

Museum Treasures

13/04/202010:0514/04/2020 08:23Leave a Comment

Eternal Spring by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Eternal Spring by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin is mounted on a metre-high plinth inside the entrance of the Art gallery. The bronze sculpture measures almost a metre in length and stands at just over half a metre high. It depicts the naked figures of a man and a […]

Museum Treasures: A Burslem Boy

09/02/201814:3412/02/2018 13:55Leave a Comment

  The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has a long tradition of exhibiting and supporting local artists. One such artist is John Shelton (1923-1993), two of his paintings are held in the museum’s permanent fine art collection. Shelton studied at the Burslem School of Art along with fellow students, Arthur Berry and Norman Cope. In 1944 […]

Museum Treasures: Brown long-eared bat

26/01/201814:2326/01/2018 14:25Leave a Comment

Eleven species of bat have been recorded in Staffordshire and four of these – the common pipistrelle, the brown long-eared bat, the noctule and natterer’s bat – can be seen in the habitat displays in the natural history gallery. This is located on the ground floor of The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in a […]

Museum Treasures: Ozzy the Owl

02/02/201811:1502/02/2018 14:22Leave a Comment

Our Spitfire may have flown the nest for a little while but our favourite ceramic owl has stayed put. Ozzy first came to the world’s attention on an episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow in March 1990. He was acquired shortly afterwards by the museum to join the significant slipware collection and is one of the museum’s […]

Museum Treasures: Roman Sarcophagus

16/02/201815:46Leave a Comment

The precise origins of this stone sarcophagus or coffin (currently held in our museum stores) are unknown. It is likely to have been produced in mainland Europe, perhaps in Rome itself, but had found its way into the collections now held by The Potteries Museum by the late 19th century. The sarcophagus is decorated along […]

Museum Treasures: Sopwith Camel propeller

19/01/201811:26Leave a Comment

The designer of the iconic Spitfire, Reginald J. Mitchell (1895 – 1937), attended Hanley High School from September 1909 to November 1911. He retained a great affection for the school and in subsequent years was a contributor to the school magazine. Mining subsidence caused the closure of Hanley High School in 1940. It was replaced […]

Museum Treasures: The Dolls House

12/01/201810:3607/12/2020 10:16Leave a Comment

One of the most popular exhibits on display in the museum is the dolls house, which can be seen in the Design Gallery. This house was completed in 1982 by local craftsman Peter Wall.  In addition to the house, he also made several other pieces contained within it. The house was donated to the museum […]

Museum Treasures; Joseph Grimaldi Figure

05/01/201815:3705/01/2018 15:39Leave a Comment

Staffordshire potters have been making figures since the mid 18th century. While most were purely decorative, in the 19th century they began making figures showing the celebrities of the day. Many figures depicted royalty or politicians but some of the most popular showed the stars of the stage. One was Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837). The original […]