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The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
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+44 1782 232323
10:00 - 17:00
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Travel back in time and discover thehistory of the Potteries, including...

Travel back in time and discover thehistory of the Potteries, including theworld’s greatest collection of Staffordshireceramics. See Reginald Mitchell’s WorldWar 2 Spitfire and all sorts of art and craft.Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack inour relaxing Café Museum with regularmusical accompaniment by Frank Leigh.Browse in The Foyer Shop for uniquequality gifts, cards, books and souvenirsof the Potteries.

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Staffordshire Hoard

Having a short time available whilst in Hanley I visited the Museum specifically to see the Staffordshire Hoard. The part of the Hoard on permanent display here is limited, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Stafford, Great Britain
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having a short time available whilst in Hanley I visited the Museum specifically to see the Staffordshire Hoard. The part of the Hoard on permanent display here is limited, but still well worth seeing. The collection is divided between Birmingham and Stoke, but there is also travelling display in other parts of the country. The items are well described, and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In my recent visit to the museum I had the chance to look at one of the richest ceramic art collections in the UK, in this the birthplace of fine bone china in the UK and posibly Europe. The second most fascinating item was the display of the Anglo-saxon "Stafforshire Hoard"; a magnificent collection of fine gold jewellery and art... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was free to enter. It obviously has lots of pottery from the area on display. It was fascinating to see some of the larger , extravagant pieces made for exhibitions and aristocracy. The exhibit around the anglo saxons was interactive and well presented. The two volunteers seemed very knowledgeable and also in part with their costumes. It was... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the centre of Hanley manages to give a comprehensive view of the locality. Includes Wild life, pottery, historic street scene and much more. Occasional special exhibitions. Suitable for all ages.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local I was bit sceptical about how good the museum would be. I was amazed at the size and quality of the exhibits. It's easy to navigate and has a wealth of local exhibits including some amazing ceramics.

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed by this free county museum. It is well laid out and there is something for all the family. We visited principally to see the impressive ceramics collection, but also enjoyed the art, Staffordshire hoard and local history section.

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stoke on trent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab day out at the museum wow the spitfire display inside and out was brilliant the Staffordshire and the new hoard it's mint the potteries collection they have is well worth the look thousands of pieces on display and so many other displays free to go in but they ask you to donate I think people should cos... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super place to visit. They have a spitfire!! We went to see the findings from Leek before they are moved on. There is lots to see for everyone. A wonderful area for children. A great place for a rainy day.

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Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very quiet (am on a Monday) - staff helpful -items and explanatory information well displayed. well worth the effort made to see items found near to our home address.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed afternoon at the museum plenty to see kept hubby occupied he loved it especially the Staffordshire hoard me too fascinating stuff recommend for most ages but think younger children may soon get bored

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