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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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something for all ages

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Spitfire is the main attraction for me and my boy here. There are natural history, local history and a few other sections. It's clean and well kept. Free entry with suggested donation. Worth a couple of hours with a break for an oatcake in the cafe.

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

Thanks for leaving a comment. Before we had the Staffordshire Hoard the Spitfire was the most popular item within the museum, so many visitors come just to see this one thing! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really great place to visit. The exhibitions were excellent, my husband enjoyed the horde of coins that were found and were on display. Very interesting place to look round.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I visit the Forum Theatre within the museum about once a month with North Staffs Pensioners' Convention. The museum holds the largest collection of STAFFORDSHIRE pottery in the world. It also houses the STAFFORDSHIRE hoard (Saxon gold found in STAFFORDSHIRE ). It frequently holds activities for children and has a coffee shop downstairs (also accessible by using the lift).

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

Thank you for your great comments. i'm glad that you enjoy the facilities and displays. More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Stopped in when we had an hour to kill. Wasn't expecting much really. Very interesting exhibits from a spitfire to roman pottery to british wildlife exhibit to the staffordshire hoard and more. seemed to be quite a few interactive areas for children to experience. will probably call in again next time we are in the area and not just to... More 

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

I hope you do! Take a look at our website for upcoming events and exhibitions. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It is a probably the best museum to see different pieces of pottery. Really large extension. You can see the gold treasure. There are other temporary exhibitions too. There is a little room inside for have lunch if your bring your own food.

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

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I must admit, I wasn't expecting very much when we arrived but this is a really good museum! They have a Spitfire here – the man who designed them, Reginald Mitchell, comes from Stoke-on-Trent. They have a set of stairs you can climb to get a good view looking down on the Spitfire and there was a sign saying you... More 

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

Thanks for your review. The wallaby was from a local court that lived in the nearby peak district. A quick internet search suggests they may still be there, although most people think they have now died out. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

firstly its free and Much more interesting than you would expect, lots to see on different levels,and very interesting, lots of fun things for children to explore and learn about on the ground floor!

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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. Please come and see us again More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I called in here to waste some time whilst waiting for someone and I had a really enjoyable few hours wandering around. The exhibitions are brilliant and at the moment they have parts of the Staffordshire Hoard there. Obviously there is a huge ceramics and potteries section but their Natural History section is very informative too. I will definitely be... More 

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