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The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery


Discover our Staffordshire Hoard display along with the history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. See a Spitfire in the home city of its designer, Reginald Mitchell. Relax at the museum café or browse the Foyer Shop for unique quality gifts. Follow children’s trails and enjoy drop-in activities and special events. New for 2015 will be a replica World War One trench to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. Plan your visit at

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest ever find of Anglo-Saxon treasure, worth over £3 million. Explore the history of the Potteries, including the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire Ceramics. The museum also has regular changing exhibitions. Relax at the Cafe Museum or browse the Foyer Shop for unique quality gifts. Follow children's trails and enjoy drop in activities.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is also home to Ozzy the famous pottery owl and Reginald Mitchell's World War 2 Mark XV1 Spitfire.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00

Close Saturday 24th December at 3pm, re-open Wednesday 28th December. Close at 5pm Thursday 29th December, re-open Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Please book in advance for group visits. The minimum recommended visiting time is 3 hours. Visit the website for Christmas opening times.


Free entry



See location of The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 881473  Lat: 53.02335 Long: -2.17742

From the M6, exit at junction 15 or 16 and take the A500 to Stoke-on-Trent. Follow the signs for the City Centre, Cultural Quarter, and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

Bus services:
23, 23A every 10 minutes.
24 & 24A every 30 minutes.
25 every 10 minutes.

Nearest car parks are Lichfield Street and John Street Multi Storey. More car parking is available on Meigh Street Multi Storey.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 km from Stoke-on-Trent station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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