Museum Closed until Further Notice

Following national guidance, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is temporarily closed from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. All upcoming events have also been postponed or cancelled.

Our absolute priority is the health and welfare of our visitors, staff and the wider public as the nation deals with the impact of the coronavirus.

If you have paid-for tickets to an upcoming event, please get in touch with the museum directly. We will also post updated information on our website and social media channels.

While our doors will be temporarily closed, there is a range of digital information that will still be available online. Over 4,000 of our museum treasures can be viewed as part of our Online Collections, and we’ll be working hard to add more in the coming weeks. You can explore the local history of the Potteries through Exploring the Potteries and our Fine Art collection through ArtUK. You can keep up to date with the work we’re doing behind the scenes and current projects, such as the restoration of the City’s Spitfire, on our museum blog.

Our talented teams are also working hard to find alternative ways to provide amazing local history content during these challenging times. Please see the homepage of the website for more information in the coming days and keep in touch with us via our social media channels, which already feature many fascinating updates about our collections, research and more.

We will be continually reviewing the situation and will provide further updates when they are available.

Thank you for your support for our museum – please stay safe and follow the latest official advice.