The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has outstanding collections of Natural History, Fine Art, Local History and Ceramics.
Items from the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest find of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, are now on permanent display and are exhibited within the wider context of Anglo-Saxon society with pottery and other ornamentation from the period.
The museum also houses the finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics anywhere in the world, reflecting the City’s heritage as the centre of the English ceramics industry. The wares on display include examples from Wedgwood, Minton, Spode and also a comprehensive collection of British 20th century studio ceramics. Here you can see the celebrated slipware owl discovered on the Antiques Roadshow and the large scale Majolica peacock produced by the Minton factory.
Also be sure not to miss the Mark XVI World War 2 Spitfire aircraft designed by locally born Reginald Mitchell, our social and natural history galleries and fine art gallery.
The museum runs a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year ranging from contemporary art shows to children’s activities. Please visit their website for further information.
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm
Costs: Free Admission
Photo Credits: © The Potteries Museum
For further information please visit: http://www.stoke.gov.uk