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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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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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A little bit of history

Excellent display of pottery and china. Well laid out with good descriptions. Lift to all floors. Special exhibition area.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent display of pottery and china. Well laid out with good descriptions. Lift to all floors. Special exhibition area.

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Derby, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had intended to visit a nearby attraction and popped in here for a swift look Three hours later we moved the car and went back in The ceramic displays alone deserve a long examination. They are so well curated and displayed with accessible information but no detracting labels on the exhibits Then there's the art gallery. No-one had told... More 

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Thank StickofRockDerby_UK
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good value, nice local dishes such as oatcakes, friendly servioce and very often a pianist tinkling away in the backgrouns!

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Thank Noot54
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We three middle aged guys were visiting Stoke and Keele for a day from London. After breakfast at WS we headed by 6a bus from Stoke to the museum. Arriving at 12:30 as it was snowing (!) we entered the warm busy lobby and were offered the map (see pic) by the receptionist who said it was all free! Great!... More 

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Thank Mike K
Stafford, Great Britain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a short time available whilst in Hanley I visited the Museum specifically to see the Staffordshire Hoard. The part of the Hoard on permanent display here is limited, but still well worth seeing. The collection is divided between Birmingham and Stoke, but there is also travelling display in other parts of the country. The items are well described, and... More 

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Thank WilliamRead
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my recent visit to the museum I had the chance to look at one of the richest ceramic art collections in the UK, in this the birthplace of fine bone china in the UK and posibly Europe. The second most fascinating item was the display of the Anglo-saxon "Stafforshire Hoard"; a magnificent collection of fine gold jewellery and art... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was free to enter. It obviously has lots of pottery from the area on display. It was fascinating to see some of the larger , extravagant pieces made for exhibitions and aristocracy. The exhibit around the anglo saxons was interactive and well presented. The two volunteers seemed very knowledgeable and also in part with their costumes. It was... More 

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Thank Clair T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the centre of Hanley manages to give a comprehensive view of the locality. Includes Wild life, pottery, historic street scene and much more. Occasional special exhibitions. Suitable for all ages.

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Thank linda a
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local I was bit sceptical about how good the museum would be. I was amazed at the size and quality of the exhibits. It's easy to navigate and has a wealth of local exhibits including some amazing ceramics.

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Thank Steven H
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed by this free county museum. It is well laid out and there is something for all the family. We visited principally to see the impressive ceramics collection, but also enjoyed the art, Staffordshire hoard and local history section.

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