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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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Free admission, lots to see and great for kids. The Staffordshire Hoard gold and the Spitfire are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Cow creamers galore!!!!

As expected in The Potteries area, a great display of crocks, and the largest collection of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
+44 1782 232323
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 September 2017

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

Thank Jules8619
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very enjoyable place to visit. We arrived quite late in the afternoon but very much enjoyed our short visit. Lots of very interesting things to look at. Will definitely be going again next time we are in the area. Lovely helpful staff who were welcoming...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The museum is a very comprehensive resource for all things S-o-T. Lots of interesting exhibits and scenes come to life. The art gallery on the top floor has some beautiful pieces too. The scenes of every day life from the past, the spitfire room, the...More

Thank 246Miss_M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I never expected to see such an interesting place in the middle of Stoke. I was taken by surprise. Wide range of displays from Saxon history to ancient and modern pottery, paintings (including Lowery's) to Spitfire. Easy and free access to the building, which has...More

Thank Keith R
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