Visit

Our new Spitfire Gallery has opened to the public for the first time and is expected to be one of the region’s top free attractions – adding an incredible new dimension to the already wonderful museum and the city’s tourism offer. The iconic plane has undergone a three-year project to restore it to its former glory and will take pride of place in the 3,800 sq ft, glass-fronted gallery. As well as the RW388 Spitfire, the permanent exhibition will also include displays and a celebration of iconic designer Reginald Mitchell.

Visitors can also see our ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland‘ exhibition.

A new contemporary ceramics exhibition by Neil Brownsword entitled Alchemy and Metamorphosis has also opened on September 18th.

In order to complete some necessary improvements around the museum, Ground Floor including the Staffordshire Hoard Gallery and First Floor galleries remain temporarily closed until further notice. The remaining museum galleries will see a phased re-opening over the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please call 01782 232323.

Nearest parking can be found using Google Maps [External Link]

Opening Times

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Find Us

Find Us

Bethesda St, Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
Admission Free

Admission Free

We offer free public WiFi at the museum – simply connect to ‘SotCC-Guest’ and complete the registration page.

Our Access and Learning Policy can be found here.
Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is fully wheelchair and push chair accessible, as we are a step-free site.
Temporary Changes to Access

Temporary Changes to Access

From Monday 2 March work will be starting on our exciting new Spitfire Gallery. Click here to stay up-to-date with any temporary effects the work might have on access to our building or services.
Museum Guide [PDF]

Museum Guide [PDF]

Download our guide to the layout of the museum to help you plan your visit.
For Families

For Families

Find out about the range of fun family-friendly activities we offer and plan your visit.
Foyer Shop

Foyer Shop

Find that perfect gift or souvenir in our Foyer Shop.
Café

Café

The museum café offers a range of refreshments including freshly made sandwiches, baked potatoes and local delicacy – Staffordshire Oatcakes.