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Spitfire RW388 Returns

01/07/202108:32Leave a Comment

Last week saw Spitfire RW388 return to the museum after more than 3 years away at the workshops of Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd. The aeroplane arrived in four main pieces: fuselage, tail and the two wings. Each was craned onto the new cafe terrace and wheeled into the building, under the careful supervision of […]

The Spitfire Gallery

27/04/202108:3517/09/2021 11:59Leave a Comment

Welcome to the home of the City’s Spitfire. The RAF donated Spitfire RW388 to Stoke-on-Trent in 1972. The aeroplane is a symbol of great design and engineering. It represents the link between Stoke-on-Trent and the Spitfire’s designer, Reginald Joseph Mitchell. Mitchell was born and educated in north Staffordshire He designed 24 different aeroplanes during his […]

The Potteries at War

01/04/202115:0101/09/2021 15:44Leave a Comment

Explore this page to discover some of the ways the local area was affected by the outbreak of the Second World War. Many of the objects shown are also on display inside the Spitfire Gallery. The Potteries at War 1939-1945 Air Raids German bombers targeted north Staffordshire due to its steelworks, railways, coal production, and […]

“Conjugal Felicity”, a mother’s love, and Mr Fletcher

02/03/202110:0208/03/2021 09:08Leave a Comment

The phrase ‘Conjugal Felicity’ is not one that is widely used today but its meaning – A Happy Marriage – is still relevant. The engraving on this creamware jug of c.1798 shows an idealised happy marriage with a fashionably-dressed husband and wife surrounded by their three children: a young boy holding his hoop while his […]

Talking Treasures: Hulton Abbey

01/03/202114:36Leave a Comment

Settle down with a cuppa and join Curator of Local History Joe Perry for a look at one of Stoke-on-Trent’s major historic sites – Hulton Abbey.

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

27/01/202110:5818/08/2021 12:01

17/10/2020 – 22/08/2021 China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872This exhibition displays images of China taken by the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921). Born in Edinburgh two years before the invention of the daguerreotype and the birth of photography, Thomson first travelled to Asia in 1862, where he set up a professional photographic studio. […]

January Sale

01/01/202116:2626/02/2021 12:30

Grab yourself a bargain! – enjoy 20% savings on Anita Harris and Carole Glover pottery, and 30% off all of our Seasonal Gift items in our online Foyer Shop from January 4th until January 17th. Please call 01782 232323 or email for more information. PLEASE NOTE – in line with new government guidelines we […]

22. He’ll be coming down the chimney when he comes

22/12/202003:0015/12/2020 14:01

The range of ceramic production in Stoke-on-Trent is as broad as anywhere in the world. Over the years it seems the imagination was the only limiting factor to what pottery manufacturers were willing to produce. In particular, teapots have been subjected to all manner of weird and wonderful shapes and decoration. Manufacturers of novelty teapots […]

16. The Indomitable Snowman

16/12/202003:0015/12/2020 10:59

As sure as Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve or leftover turkey on Boxing Day, the beloved animation The Snowman will be watched by millions of people all over the UK this festive period. The book, The Snowman was first published in 1978 by the children’s writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs. The animated film was later […]

DesignLab Nation Schools’ programme

02/12/202012:1510/12/2020 09:09

Would your school like to be part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s national schools programme, DesignLab Nation? DesignLab Nation brings together Secondary schools in partnership with the V&A, regional museums and creative industries to inspire students and support teachers through in-depth design projects.  DesignLab Nation is a fully funded project and we are looking […]