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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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Fun for kids as long as they don't run around to much

We have been to the potteries museum a few times. There are some fabulous areas for children and a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Tracey W
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One of our favourite rainy day places

With everything from spitfires to one of the best ceramic collection's in the world not to mention... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
scott20132013
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Crewe, 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 12 April 2016 via mobile

We have been to the potteries museum a few times. There are some fabulous areas for children and a place for them to sit and do activities such as colouring or making items. The spitfire is great and a brilliant learning experience. There are things...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

With everything from spitfires to one of the best ceramic collection's in the world not to mention the Staffordshire hoard the potteries museum is one of our favourite rainy day places to visit.

Thank scott20132013
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Stoke-on-Trent often gets a bad press, this museum is proof that there is much much more to Stoke-on-Trent that meets the eye. The museum has wide variety of pottery art and exhibit as to be expected. But it also has a spitfire in honor of...More

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Since ancient times (you can see a collection from the Staffordshire hoard), to the present including a really detailed selection of pottery. There is also some history about local engineer who built the Spitfire.

Thank rafnuaf
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Good museum. We spent most of the day here as there is alot to look at on a few different floors. There's a stuffed animals section, old war area, art gallery and much much more. There's plenty to keep adults busy and also children. Nice...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Been to several special events for kids. We did Batty Hats for Halloween and stuff for Christmas in December The staff are supportive and encouraging to the kids and it only cost a couple of pounds The rest of the museum is great too. The...More

Thank Jayneann50
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have been several times, always something new and interesting, as well as the stable exhibitions. I prefer there to shopping!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 22 March 2016

I have not been to this museum for years, and could only remember that they had a Spitfire and a magnificent majolica peacock. However we spent over 2 hours here and only brushed the surface of the exhibits. Excellent

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 20 March 2016

See the intricate gold of the Staffordshire Hoard, a Spitfire because Stoke was the home of Reg Mitchell, the designer. Not forgetting the life sized ceramic peacock.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A trip to the museum is a fantastic hour or two to spend. Aside from the obvious "Pre- historic" man,"Victorian gent" etc, there is a really interesting section on modern (1980s) Staffordshire- the miners strike, (which makes me feel far older than I should be!)...More

Thank Wayne B
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