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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
Phone Number: +44 1782 232323
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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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Great Day Out

Had a wonderful day, great museum and art gallery. Out main reason to visit was the Lowry exhibition which was wonderful. Also interested in seeing the Staffordshire Hoard, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Had a wonderful day, great museum and art gallery. Out main reason to visit was the Lowry exhibition which was wonderful. Also interested in seeing the Staffordshire Hoard, but plenty of rooms to keep us occupied, we were there for 4 hours and still never saw everything. Great lunch in the cafe, cheese and bacon oat pancakes were delicious, and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We spent a couple of hours in the museum while we were in the area, and it was well worth the visit. There's a whole floor of Stoke history from the Stone Age to the present to see before you go up and look at the pottery collection. Wish I had left more time to spend on the pottery because... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Lots of wonderful displays and items from the past plus a wonderful Spitfire, Reg Mitchell designer/creator was from Stoke. A clear and informative exhibition in remembrance of the Midlands Miners and their struggles Part of the Staffordshire Hoard. Wonderful paintings, displays changed regularly. Often there are live exhibitions and activities for children, plus a dress up and play area and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

There were so many unusual and interesting things to see especially if you are interested in the history of the pottery industry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Me a friend and our 2 children have been to the museum a couple of times over the school holidays. Our children loved it. Especially the dinosaur day. It was a man in a suit. But very life like. And there was other real animals too. The museum itself is a nice indoor experience if u not been. Plenty for... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Far better than might have been expected. The VERY BEST place we have ever seen for children - there are activities in all the exhibition rooms, not just in one place (although there is a big play area for tottys). Definitely worth a couple of hours - maybe more. The Spitfire exhibition is very good. Pity that the Staffordshire Hoard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Hugely underrated and unsung museum and gallery. Easily one of the best in the UK, with a plethora of displays, artefacts and eras to drift through. The work it has done re. the Staffs Hoard since it was found is massively important and again, they do not get anywhere near enough credit, especially considering the lack of funding for museums... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Really nice visit for a rainy day, plenty to see and do and a few good interactive pieces, the lower level had changed since I last went not necessarily for the better but it was fine

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Beautiful pottery, a section of the Staffordshire hoard and some really interesting other items (including a spitfire). The variety is the key here to keep children interested. Some awkward one way roads near the museum so don't miss the multi-storey parking. Cafe was also pretty good. Younger kids can attend activities in the holidays. Looked like fun. I seem to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I love this museum, full to the brim of all things local, as well as art and frequent activities for children there is much to see in this free museum, it's a look back into the history of the potteries, very helpful staff and a nice little cafe

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