Museum Friends

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 the museums’ collections. Over the last few years, the Friends have contributed more than £120,000 for acquisitions and facilities to enhance the visitor experience. Since the Staffordshire Hoard arrived on exhibition at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the Friends have raised a further £120,000 towards the purchase of these wonderful treasures.

The Stoke-on-Trent Museums Service depend upon a healthy Friends organisation. Donations and other monies raised are targeted towards areas beyond normal running budgets and can make a very real difference.

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Please consider joining the Museum Friends for a range of benefits and discounts – alternatively, you can make a one-off donation to help support our collection care, displays, education and outreach.

Privileges and Benefits

The Friends organise a lively programme of meetings throughout the year, including lectures, films, social events, visits to museums, galleries and private collections. You will also receive invitations to functions, openings and private views at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Friends Newsletter, mailed out three times per year.

Friends are also entitled to the following discounts upon production of a valid membership card:

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

  • 10% discount café and shop
  • Free entrance to paying PMAG exhibitions

Gladstone Pottery

  • 10% discount café and shop
  • 50% discount Gladstone Annual Pass

Birmingham Museums

10% discount at café and shop* at:

  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
  • Blakesley Hall
  • Sarehole Mill
  • Soho House*Some exclusions apply to items purchased in the shops. In all cases staff will be pleased to assist in advising on those products which do not offer 10% discount, prior to purchasing.

Annual Membership Fees

Member – £20 (Single), £25 (Joint)
Over 60, Student – £15 (Single), £20 (Joint Over 60)
International – £25 (Single), £30 (Joint)
Patron – £50 (Single), £55 (Joint)
Institutional – £60