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
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
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