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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

08/12/201715:2814/09/2020 12:44

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

08/12/201714:5601/07/2021 08:45

The Spitfire has left the museum to begin an incredible new adventure. It has been restored and returned to Stoke-on-Trent as the star of a new display. The aircraft will be unveiled in its new home in September 2021. It’s a pretty exciting time for the City’s Spitfire, which returned from more than 3 years […]

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 […]

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 […]

Planning your Visit

29/09/201709:5802/12/2020 12:22

Following the government’s latest announcement on local coronavirus restrictions, the museum will be temporarily closed until further notice and school visits will not be running. If you wish to enquire about making a school booking in 2021 please contact Educational Visit Information Covid-19 Risk Assessment (PDF) Covid-19 Method Statement (PDF) Workshops Risk Assessment (PDF) […]

Potted Histories – The Thomas Edward Vase

18/09/201709:0627/11/2017 14:17Leave a Comment

In 2016  the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery acquired this fine lustre vase painted with the coat of arms of Burslem town Council and a procession of winged pottery workers beneath bottle ovens. It is inscribed on one side ‘Thomas Edwards, Mayor 1908-09’, and under the base ‘To Thomas Edwards from William Burton 1908’. Thomas Edwards […]

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 […]