Museum Temporarily Closed

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 some necessary improvements, the museum will close temporarily for around six weeks from 5pm on Tuesday, June 29.

This short-term closure 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.

The café is also being updated with a more modern look to reflect the adjacent Spitfire gallery.

The museum is expected to remain closed until mid-August.

When the site reopens, visitors will be able to enjoy amazing exhibitions including the internationally-renowned Staffordshire Hoard and the world’s best collection of Staffordshire ceramics, as well as fine art, design, local history, natural sciences and archaeology displays.

The temporarily-relocated café will also reopen, as will the fantastic gift shop.

In September, the amazing new Spitfire display will open 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 gallery. As well as the RW388 Spitfire, the permanent exhibition will also include a simulator, displays and a celebration of iconic designer Reginald Mitchell.

The revamped café will also reopen in September.

If you have any questions, please call 01782 232323

Opening Times

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
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Bethesda St, Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
Admission Free

Admission Free

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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.
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Foyer Shop

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Café

Café

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