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Privacy Policy

25/05/201815:5525/05/2018 16:05

How we use your personal information Who we are Stoke-on-Trent Museums Service includes The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum and is part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We take your privacy seriously and will only keep and use your personal information for reasons the law requires or allows. Stoke-on-Trent City council is […]

Rafaelle Monti ‘The Mother’

09/03/201816:0829/01/2019 10:21

In the 1840s a number of leading factories in Stoke-on-Trent were experimenting with a fine, unglazed porcelain body of brilliant whiteness. The marble-like texture of the porcelain surface was seen as ideal for reproducing both antique and modern sculptures. In 1845 the firm of Copeland & Garrett was able to exhibit its ‘Statuary Porcelain’ which […]

Spitfire Gallery

15/01/201809:4509/02/2018 16:10

The Spitfire will be leaving the museum to begin an incredible new adventure to be re-born. It will be restored to its former glory and return to the City as the star of a new display. The newly restored aircraft will be returned to the museum in 2019. To enable us to deliver this exciting […]

Stoke Museums launches new Website

14/12/201716:2321/02/2018 11:28

Noticed a few changes around here? Stoke-on-Trent Museums has just launched its new and improved website. The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum each has a new dedicated site in which you can find information about all of our upcoming events, exhibitions and blog stories from behind-the-scenes. Please take the time to […]

Geology Collections

08/12/201716:0819/01/2018 11:19

There are around 12,000 rocks, minerals and fossils, with a good coverage of the fossils associated with the local Coal Measures. Highlights include the William A.S. Sarjeant collection of 1,000 North Midland minerals and the John Ward collection of fish fossils. Ward’s fossils were sent to scientists and museums all over the country, and 798 specimens […]

The Staffordshire Hoard

08/12/201715:2827/04/2020 06:54

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, comprising over 4,000 items. Archaeologists believe the Hoard was buried during the 7th Century (600-699AD), at a time when the region was part of the Kingdom of Mercia. The Hoard was jointly acquired by the Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham […]

Spitfire RW388

08/12/201714:5612/06/2020 16:08

The Spitfire has left the museum to begin an incredible new adventure. It will be restored to its former glory and return to Stoke-on-Trent as the star of a new display. The aircraft will be unveiled in its new home in 2021. It’s a pretty exciting time for the City’s Spitfire, which will be returning […]

Museum Friends

29/09/201711:4510/07/2019 09:26

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 […]

Social History

29/09/201711:1314/04/2020 12:06

The Social History collection promotes a strong sense of identity and place, inspiring pride in the City as well as celebrating the creativity and achievements of its people. A wide range of material – such as personal possessions, ephemera, tools, machines, furniture, uniforms, photographs, transport memorabilia, civic memorabilia – reflecting all aspects of the cultural, […]

Local History

29/09/201710:2321/11/2019 13:31

The Local History gallery represents the history of the people of Stoke-on-Trent. Arranged as a series of room settings depicting domestic and working life it includes a schoolroom, a pub and a chip shop. The City’s mining history is remembered through the tools of the trade and a monumental sculpture made of coal. The gallery […]