The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is home to diverse displays of art, local history, natural sciences and the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics.
The museum aims to be inclusive and open to all. We have reflection spaces around the museum where visitors can enjoy quiet moments. As well as areas within the galleries, we have a Secret Garden where visitors can sit and enjoy the garden space which includes locally crafted works of art.
Discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009 and dating from the 7th century, this is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Featured as part of our Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia gallery.
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 archaeology gallery showcases Staffordshire’s rich and diverse archaeological heritage from prehistoric technologies to daily life in a Roman household, medieval monasticism to the early potters of Burslem.
Explore the geology and wildlife around The Potteries. Find out about local wallabies, play nature-inspired games and relax surrounded by the sounds of local birds and mammals.
The gallery includes a technical section illustrating the production techniques of pottery and also includes more unusual collections, such as the Keiller collection of 667 cow creamer jugs and the Marjorie Davies collection of nearly 300 frog mugs.
Displayed works include examples from the key artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as urban and industrial painting- including the Camden Town School, and French-influenced early twentieth-century artists such as the Slade School and the Scottish Colourists.
The gallery showcases a diverse selection from the decorative arts collection, including textiles and costume, alongside contemporary design pieces.
From creepy crawlies to fine art – now you can explore our vast catalogue of varied exhibitions from throughout the history of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
We're pleased to share work from the local community made in response to our collections.
We’ve partnered with Google’s StreetView team to develop a 360 degree view of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Navigate around the museum from the comfort of your own device.