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Teams at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery are working hard on the creation of the site’s incredible new Spitfire Gallery, which is due to open later this year. In order to complete this stunning addition to the site and improvements to the building, some parts of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery will remain temporarily closed after the site reopens on Monday, May 17. This includes the exhibition space, fine art, design and ceramics galleries on the first floor. It also means the Staffordshire Hoard, local history, natural sciences and archaeology displays will now remain closed for the time being. This short-term delay will help to bring huge long-term benefits to the museum, visitors and tourism in Stoke-on-Trent, as we welcome the return of our iconic Spitfire and some fabulous new displays later in the year.

From Monday, May 17, visitors will still able to see our new family-friendly Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland-themed exhibition, Curiouser and Curiouser. This uses amazing items from the museum’s own collections to bring Lewis Carroll’s world-famous story to life. It includes a magical door, giant ticking clock, beautiful Alice artwork and more. As part of this wonderful new display, all visitors will also be provided with a trail map to follow and our museum team will be on hand to guide visitors around the exhibition.

On the ground floor visitors will also be able to see a temporary Spitfire-related display – showcasing three parts of the iconic Merlin engine, a Spitfire sculpture, model and images of the new Spitfire Gallery. The fantastic museum shop will also be open, selling a range of items including jewellery, local history books, pottery, and Alice-inspired gifts. There will also be a pop-up café near the entrance.

Please remember, visitors must book on 01782 232323. Our opening times are Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm with bookings available every 30 minutes, subject to availability. Covid-secure measures are in place. For more information, visit stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag

Museum Open from May 17th

Museum Open from May 17th

In line with the government’s easing of restrictions Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and Gladstone Pottery Museum is pleased to announce we will be re-opening to the public on Monday 17 May.
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.