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The online catalogue does not include details of all our collections. Contact us for further information on collections not yet featured online.

Walking on Water – Potty Science Club

21/04/202109:0021/04/2021 09:16Leave a Comment

Hello and welcome to The Potty Science Club. Here we’ll be experimenting using equipment and items you can find in your own home. All our experiments will be safe and simple and reflect an item or exhibit held in the Museum’s collections. So follow along with us and give it a go to become a […]

Wartime Pottery

06/05/202015:0106/05/2020 15:05Leave a Comment

At the outbreak of war in September 1939 pottery production was being scaled back. Many pottery workers were being called up into the forces, or had volunteered, while others left to do war work at the local munition factories and engineering works. While export orders declined rapidly, the British government was placing large orders to […]

Wartime Recipes

28/04/202007:1610/12/2020 10:35

You may not be able to join in a street party but we have some delicious 1940s treats that you can make for your own picnic in the house or garden.

Welcome to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

18/08/201712:1528/04/2020 12:59

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is part of Stoke-on-Trent Museums Service. The museums service was established in 1911 with the Federation of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent. The largest museum in the service, the Hanley Museum & Art Gallery, became the Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery when it moved to new premises in […]

What We Do

06/10/202115:24Leave a Comment

Dead Interesting: Using deceased specimens to save the living. We care for over 150,000 natural science specimens in our collections. They are valuable for research, education and display. Listen to the What We Do Panel Text: Star Objects

Which Spitfire?

31/08/202113:5215/09/2021 12:04Leave a Comment

More than 20,000 Spitfires were built between 1936 and 1948. The design was adapted and developed into many different variants. Here are some examples for you to compare. Some variants were vital to the war effort. The Mark IX competed with Germany’s new Focke Wulf Fw 190. Photo-reconnaissance Spitfires, like the Mark 19, flew long […]

William Blake Collection

02/10/201813:4519/11/2019 15:20

The museum holds an archive of around 1,500 images by Longton photographer, William Blake (1874-1957), taken throughout The Potteries and Staffordshire. They are a unique record of working life and social conditions in the region during the first half of the 20th century. You can browse much of the Blake collection on Staffordshire Past Track. […]

Winter Wonderland

30/11/202014:2510/12/2020 09:10

Words from Objects

06/05/202011:1106/05/2020 11:16

On this page we bring together poems and creative writing inspired by the museum or documenting contemporary events. If you have a piece of writing you’d like to share here, please get in touch through Facebook, Twitter or stoke.gov.uk.

Wrendale Sale

14/01/202111:2817/01/2021 04:14

Wrendale Design by Hannah Dale – 20 % off all these prices from January 18 until January 31.