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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
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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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Stunning china museum

The museum is very impressive with its big range of china from all the potteries in the area and is free entry. There is a peacock statue and a monkey stool. There is also a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is very impressive with its big range of china from all the potteries in the area and is free entry. There is a peacock statue and a monkey stool. There is also a tourist information centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-see in Stoke. Tells you about the history and displays some really beatuful items. The museum shop is not so big, but very exquisite! I have bought a lot of presents there :-)

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your comments. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our shop, and I have passed your comments to the retail manager. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are activities to do with children at various stages of the museum. Sufficient variety of things to look at to maintain the interest of mixed ages. I took 5 kids varyinh from aged 10 down to 6.

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. There will be more children's activities during the half-term week. Check our website for details. More 

Madeley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great visit in the museum itself, until we entered the cafe. I queued for ages because it was very busy, only to be told that I couldn't be served with Two scoops of ice cream for my Daughter who had also waited a while. When I asked why not? I was told that there 'wasn't time' to serve the... More 

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I have investigated this incident, which I believe happened on the day of our Chinese New Year celebration. I can see that there would be a queue all day for the café, as we had over 3,000 visitors to the event. It seems that both of our café tills broke down at the same time, and... More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

M and I visited with his mum - they grew up in the area so have visited lots of times, but this was my first visit. I was keen to see some of the Staffordshire Hoard and so we decided to meet here for lunch and a look round. There is a the standard local museum fare of 'what was... More 

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and lunch, we try to stay competitive. I hope you visit again when you are in the area. More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to see what the Museum had to offer and I was blown away. The Staffordshire Hoard display is fairly small but very interesting. The Spitfire is magnificent and the information about it is completely absorbing. The local history and pottery section is excellent, I have lived in The Potteries most of my life and I learned so much,... More 

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Philip M, Public Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

There is a larger Bennett exhibition opening downstairs on 18 Feb which you may be interested in. Hope you can make a return visit to see it. More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously, the Potteries are known for one thing in particular - pottery and the collection housed here really doesn't disappoint and it has to be one of the best in the world! Some of the items really are incredible! As well as this there is a cracking Anglo Saxon exhibit with a good few pieces of the 'Hoard' still in... More 

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The Staffordshire Hoard artefacts move between ourselves and our partners, so at some stage you can get to see them all here. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat! First visit to Stoke and this is a little gem. Fantastic ceramics collection, stunning art and a treasure trove of ancient artefacts. Free entry but a recommended £3 donation was worth every penny. There are original Lowrey paintings and Miro as well. Stunning.

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

been here a few times over the years and always enjoy it, i particularly like the social history part, trouble is i remember most of it from first hand

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Philip M, Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Me too! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Incidentally, much of the display settings are from local shops. You may actually have had chips from that chip shop. More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We spent about three hours here this afternoon, Saturday. Entrance was free and we enjoyed browsing the displays. The displays of Staffordshire finds were really interesting and well set out with magnifying glasses to use so you could see the intricate workmanship. The Roman displays and the wildlife were interesting too. We didn't visit the art gallery to see the... More 

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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