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Museums in Staffordshire

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Brampton Museum

Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0QP, Tel: 01782 619705, Email, www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Set in the beautiful Brampton Park, we are a welcoming and lively museum where there is always something interesting to see and do.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Nicholson Art Gallery

1st Floor, Nicholson Institute, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6DW, Tel: 01538 483725, Email

Come along and visit the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery where throughout the year you will find a regular rolling programme of exhibitions and events. Delight in stepping back in time to enjoy some of Leek’s fascinating history.

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  • Rail station: Stoke On Trent (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
 
 
 
First World War in the Air Exhibition
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Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP, Tel: 01902 376200, Email, www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family. Situated next to an active airfield, this is the only place in the Midlands where you can get close to so many breathtaking aircraft for free.

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  • Rail station: Cosford (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
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Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW, Tel: 01782 232323, Email, www.stoke.gov.uk/museum

Discover the world famous Staffordshire Hoard along with the history of the Potteries, including the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire Ceramics. See a Spitfire and all sorts of art and craft. Visit the Cafe Museum and the shop.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Trenches at the museum
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Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY, Tel: 01543 434394, Email, www.staffordshireregimentmuseum.com

An apt description of the bravery, tenacity and heroism of the men who have served with the Staffordshire Regiment over the last 300 years. The museum tells the story of this famous county Regiment and all of its antecedents.

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  • Rail station: Lichfield City (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Wedgwood Museum
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Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9ER, Tel: 01782 282986, Email, www.worldofwedgwood.com

Enjoy one of the finest collections of ceramics in the world and trace 250 years of ground-breaking design and production. Discover the story of Josiah Wedgwood and his lasting influence on the industry and society in our V&A Museum

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
Sudbury Hall-south front and water lilly pond
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Sudbury, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT, Tel: 01283 585337, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sudbury-hall-and-museum-of-childhood/

The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Explore the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others.

 
 
 
Wheel outside the Museum
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Valley Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 1TD, Tel: 01543 877666, Email, www.wlct.org/museumofcannockchase

Interactive museum including the history of toys and Coal Face Galleries. Changing exhibition programme and tourist information onsite.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Eramus Darwin House

Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7AD, Tel: 01543 306260, Email, www.erasmusdarwin.org

Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Located in the idylic surroundings of Cathedral Close.

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  • Rail station: Lichfield City (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Display of the dictionary
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LG, Tel: 01543 264972, Email, www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk

Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, England's greatest man of letters and famous wit. Follow the story of the young Samuel Johnson from his difficult childhood to national celebrity and Dictionary fame.

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  • Rail station: Lichfield City (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Ancient High House
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Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2JA, Tel: 01785 619131, Email, www.staffordbc.gov.uk/the-ancient-high-house

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  • Rail station: Stafford (1 mile)
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  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
The Dudson Museum
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Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5DD, Tel: 01782 285286, Email, www.dudson.com

Discover the history of the oldest surviving family business in the ceramic tableware industry. Explore the original Dudson factory courtyard and bottle oven, housing a wonderful collection of Dudson pottery.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Visitor Centre Entrance

Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QQ, Tel: 01782 411421, Email, www.spodeworks.org

A fascinating exhibition at Josiah Spode's former pottery, the birthplace of bone china, in the setting of a historic building. There are films, activities, stories of the factory, the workers and the everyday and amazing things they made.

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  • Rail station: Stoke Station (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Etruria Industrial Museum

Kilndown Close, Etruria Vale Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 4RB, Tel: 07900 267711, Email, www.etruriamuseum.org.uk

Etruria Industrial Museum and Heritage Centre, the home of Jesse Shirley’s Bone and Flint Mill - the only steam driven potter's mill in the world.

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  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (1 mile)
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  • Children welcome
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Gladstone Courtyard
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Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ, Tel: 01782 237777, Email, www.stoke.gov.uk/museum

The only complete Victorian pottery factory with original workshops, bottle ovens, tile gallery, Doctor's House and Flushed with Pride - the story of the toilet and a gift shop.

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  • Rail station: Longton (1 mile)
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