The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery provides a range of inspiring workshops from Foundation to Key Stage 4 classes. Our workshops have been carefully developed to inspire, involve and motivate. We offer hands on, interactive workshops where your pupils can get up close to our amazing collections. Our collections include: local history, natural science, fine art, craft and ceramics.
All our workshops are designed to support learning in the classroom and we are able to make adaptations to workshops to suit any access needs.
We are currently redeveloping our school programme to conform to Covid-19 safety strategies. Some workshops may have been temporarily changed for your safety.
Be amazed by Anglo Saxon Warrior treasures or create a clay masterpiece to rival Wedgwood
Real World Science
Try the work of a real life scientist in our Real World Science workshops
Family Home Learning
Although the museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 measures, we are still here to help and support families with their children’s learning.
To make an enquiry about booking an education session, please contact our Education team at [email protected]
Planning your Visit
If you are bringing a group on an independent visit, please let us know in advance to avoid potential bottlenecks. Informal visits should have a clear focus and pupils should be well supervised at all times.
Half day (1½ hour workshop) £4.50 per pupil
All day (2 workshops) £6.00 per pupil
We ask that schools book for a minimum of 10 pupils.
If a workshop or tour is cancelled by a school less than 2 weeks before the booked date we reserve the right to charge up to 50% of the cost.
Arts Award Supporter
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is an Arts Award Supporter venue. We have a wide range of different activities to help you achieve your Arts Award qualification. We can help you to gain your Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award - look for the Arts Award logo.
Cooking with Clay
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and BCB
have been working with partners across Europe to create a recipe book style toolkit. This toolkit is a cookery book that gives ingredients and methods to creatively engage diverse audiences with clay and ceramics collections. Part of the EU funded project Ceramics and its Dimensions.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, as part of the EU funded project, Ceramics and its Dimensions have developed a resource for introducing ceramics collections for adults with visual impairments. This was done in consultation with Action for the Blind. It gives instruction on how to put together a Tactile Box with aids and prompts and how to use it with a group.