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The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
+44 1782 232323
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Fantastic Museum

This museum is excellent and I was amazed to discover it was free entry (with a suggested donation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eccentric87
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United Kingdom
Interesting if you are into pottery... and Spitfire planes!

This museum is nicely situated just outside of the busy city centre, not too far from the main bus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santiago-Stone
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London, United Kingdom
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Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. See Reginald Mitchell’s WorldWar 2 Spitfire and all sorts of art and craft. Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack in our relaxing Café Museum with regular musical accompaniment by Frank Leigh. Browse in The Foyer Shop for unique quality gifts, cards, books and souvenirs of the Potteries.
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Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is excellent and I was amazed to discover it was free entry (with a suggested donation of £3). The ground floor contains a wonderfully atmospheric museum beginning with a display on the Anglo Saxons, including a human skeleton and treasures from the Staffordshire...More

Thank Eccentric87
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is nicely situated just outside of the busy city centre, not too far from the main bus station and supermarkets. We visited the museum for a couple of hours, before heading to the cinema later in the afternoon. The museum itself is free...More

Thank Santiago-Stone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Exhibits are great. Very informative staff and very welcoming. Pottery can be purchased also as well as other local crafts.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Free admission, lots to see and great for kids. The Staffordshire Hoard gold and the Spitfire are my personal highlights. The cafe is worth a mention too; cheap, freshly prepared snacks and cakes and a clean seating area.

Thank beechy75
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

As expected in The Potteries area, a great display of crocks, and the largest collection of creamers I've ever seen! Alongside some good art and a pleasant cafe (with pianist) we had a few hours of entertainment here.

Thank Nonitoo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Intimate galleries, all items beautifully displayed and labelled. Very helpful staff with real pride in their environment. It would be easy to spend your entire visit in the extensive ceramics section but do not miss the works of art nearby or, on the ground floor,...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe in the museum that does light snacks,oatcakes sandwiches etc.also cakes and hot puds that are large and filling. Nice elderly gentleman playing the piano.

Thank Woolylamb68
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a very well appointed and interesting museum for visitors and locals. Free entrance and so so cafeteria/ coffee shop on site. The only problem for this museum is the dreadful lack of parking in the area generally. Hanley is a maze of one...More

Thank martin s
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A remarkable lesson and pleasure, to see the history of British ceramic manufacture, drawn from a massive collection, the 'best ever'. Make a thorough visit when in Stoke, along with a visit to the live working Middleport pottery, and any of the factory shops, if...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Bring visitors to stoke here and always find something new and of interest. Well worth return visits.

Thank Jules8619
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