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. Follow children’s trails and enjoy drop-in activities and special events.
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 such as
Welcome Home! Celebration of of the Minton Archive. This is an interactive exhibition of some of the museum's wonderful collection of Minton pieces to celebrate the return to Stoke of the extraordinary Archive.
Saxon Pots and Potters: A new display presents archaeological evidence of late-Saxon pottery production in Stafford, shedding new light on early settlement and industry in the town.
Miners Tools: See a range of equipment used by the miners over the years to extract coal. This continues our programme of displays on the coal industry.
Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack and relax at theMuseum Cafe with regular musical accompaniment by Frank Leigh 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.
Groups can have guided tours around both the Staffordshire Hoard and Staffordshire ceramics galleries, booking is essential.
Map & Directions
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.
Public Transport Directions
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: Stoke-on-Trent station is 2 miles away.
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- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Free Entry
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Coach parking
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Mini Coach Parties Accepted
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Bar area
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Mobile phone coverage
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Onsite Catering
- Passenger lift
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Telephone (public)
- WiFi or internet access
- English Heritage Property
- Welcome Host
- School Trips
- Coach parties accepted
- Hen/Stag Dos Welcome
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
|Monday - Tuesday
|Wednesday - Saturday
* The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is open to the general public from Wednesday to Sunday, with Tuesdays being available for school visits.