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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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So interesting

I have not been to this museum for years, and could only remember that they had a Spitfire and a... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2016
Tim H
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Staffordshire Hoard

See the intricate gold of the Staffordshire Hoard, a Spitfire because Stoke was the home of Reg... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Paul C
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
+44 1782 232323
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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 15 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
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It is many years since I first visited Hanley Museum and my how it has changed. There are many wonderful displays including the Spitfire which if a must for all the men. The natural history floor is magnificent and very informative for the children. However...More

Thank 60750Chris
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Having a day here is time well spent local history and blasts from whatever past is yours. their twilight entertainment is second to none gig s or murder mystery both unforgettable I love it and you will too

Thank Russ G
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I've only been to the museum a handful of times and the last time was to see the Staffordshire Hoard, I think back in 2009 so it was a big gap between that visit and yesterday. The museum is pretty big, nice mix of things...More

Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We called in at the Tourist Information centre... I learnt more about the place before we set off than the lady giving us a free map. Research the internet before you come. Don't come on a Monday - Stoke was closed when we arrived at...More

Thank InkyPinkyWoo
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

What a shame as the items they have on display are really interesting but they just aren't being displayed well enough. The whole place is dismal, outdated and old fashioned. There is nothing to inspire you to go back. None of the interactive stuff worked...More

Thank KiplingsMom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Visited in half term with 2 children aged 6 and 8. The museum is free although there is a suggested donation of £4, (I think) per person. The star attraction is the Staffordshire Hoard although when we visited there were only small parts available to...More

Thank Thingy H
Reviewed 14 February 2016

what do you get for Free these days not a Lot - took the children looked at the animals birds Fish , theres a little Hut in there like a Little tree house - smelt of Urine a child might of wet in there. might...More

Thank Ann H
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