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Young Archaeologists’ Club: Volunteer Assistants Required

17/12/201914:52

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work with Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC), helping to provide regular archaeology-themed activities for 8-16 year olds. Activities usually take place at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. What tasks and activities does this involve? Working with the YAC Leader (Curator of Local History), and other Assistants, to […]

The Pottery riots in Burslem, August 1842

19/09/201912:5125/10/2019 16:04Leave a Comment

In the ceramics collection here at PMAG there are three items closely connected with the riots of 1842, each given to one of the protagonists: the man in charge of the Burslem police force, George Ryles; Captain Thomas Powys who gave the order to fire on the rioters; and the Chartist orator, Thomas Cooper, who […]

Frequently Asked Questions

28/08/201915:0309/09/2019 09:47

Ceramic Enquiries –Frequently asked question Our website has a number of information sheets about potters and factories represented in our collections. Family History: “I know my ancestor was a potter and lived in Stoke-on-Trent. Can you tell me which factory my ancestor worked for?” While your research may uncover where your ancestors lived and what […]

Hot off the Scanner

26/04/201910:1522/10/2019 09:57Leave a Comment

Digitisation is an important part of the core work of the collections team at the museum. Digital images of objects are vital for our collections database (helping us find and count objects in stores!), and allow us to share our collections more widely with the public across a variety of digital platforms which include social […]

Pursuing the Archaeology of the Peak District

25/01/201916:4125/01/2019 16:47Leave a Comment

The archaeology collections at the Potteries Museum cover many parts of Staffordshire, including parts of the county that fall within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. I’m currently involved in a project, working closely with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, to track down where archaeological collections from the Peak District have ended up. […]

The Potteries Museum Dinosaur Sculpture

18/01/201912:0308/06/2020 12:28Leave a Comment

Recent visitors to the Natural Science Gallery will have noticed a shiny new addition – a stunning metal dinosaur sculpture.

Volunteering Opportunities

18/09/201813:3808/01/2020 10:05

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is supported by an amazing group of dedicated volunteers. Whether it’s organising fossils, digitising watercolour paintings or engaging visitors with fascinating objects, there are a wealth of unique opportunities to support our collections and events. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our story, get in touch or […]

Arnold Bennett Collection

04/09/201815:0321/11/2019 13:29

The Arnold Bennett Collection is wide ranging, encompassing paintings and drawings by Bennett, letters, manuscripts, plays, photographs and books. It also includes objects owned by Bennett and his family. The collection has been put together over many years. Many items were donated to the City of Stoke-on-Trent in the 1950s when the Arnold Bennett Museum […]

This path one time long time ago

24/08/201814:5424/08/2018 14:55Leave a Comment

This exhibition comes from a collaboration between myself, the Natural History department of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery. It comes from a long term project that AirSpace has undertaken regarding the brownfield sites in and around Stoke-on-Trent. So the invitation was to think about the brownfield sites and the Natural History […]

Creative Rage: An Artist’s Perspective

14/06/201812:32

Saturday 16 June, 11am To celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s ‘Pride’ Festival we are pleased to announce that esteemed artist Sadie Lee and guest from the LGBT community will be delivering talks in our Creative Rage exhibition. Sadie Lee is an award-winning British figurative painter. Her challenging paintings focus on a range of subjects, including the representation of women […]