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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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Excellent museum

We were not sure what to expect visiting a regional museum but were pleasantly surprised with a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joseph B
via mobile
Superb museum

I was a bit afraid that we would be staring at pots when we visited. My fears were soon dispelled... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michelle S
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Derby, 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. Our Reginald Mitchell WorldWar 2 Spitfire is currently being restored offsite, but see the fantastic full-size sculpture of the Spitfire, built by apprentices from local engineering company KMF and all sorts of other 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 good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (31 reviews)
“on display” (45 reviews)
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Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
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+44 1782 232323
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"staffordshire hoard"
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"natural history"
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"on display"
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"anglo saxon"
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"suggested donation"
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"stuffed animals"
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"free admission"
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"amazing collection"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
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"oatcakes"
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"rainy day"
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"nice cafe"
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"school holidays"
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"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were not sure what to expect visiting a regional museum but were pleasantly surprised with a nice welcome by friendly staff. With some of the Staffordshire Hoard to view so not miss great selection of Lowry Paintings and yes the most fascinating collection of...More

Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was a bit afraid that we would be staring at pots when we visited. My fears were soon dispelled. At the entrance, there is a beautiful artwork made from the stamps of pots. It sits opposite a giant Anglo Saxon warrior. On the lower...More

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to visit for the Day. There is a fabulous shop selling local pottery books and other little gems. The cafe is very good and the food really reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in stoke and drive past here every day so last week I called in and was blown by how good it was. I have been to a lot of museums over the country but this one is in my top three. I notice...More

Thank Jeff F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent almost 3 hours at this museum and still never managed to see everything. The ceramic exhibit is extraordinary and arranged in a very logical, chronological order. The cabinets are well lit and each item owns the space it is given. There is a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum! Amazing collection, helpful staff, I recommend spending at least 3-4 hours in this museum!

Thank jacksonleila996
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern well laid out Museum. Welcoming , helpful staff . Complete history of southern Derbyshire Dales, Superb collection of Modern brutish art including Lowry . Amazing collection of ceramics and pottery - told only 10 % on display! - Well worth a visit

Thank NorfolkJohnny
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat! 3 hours is only just enough time to fly through this amazing collection! You will start with gold and weapons and other remnants of the Viking invasions of Wessex Mercia and Northumbria and then be propelled into the Spitfire lair with the...More

Thank garynF2354ES
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a museum I never get tired of!! Whenever I am new to an area or just planning a visit, the first thing I do is check out the museums and this one is a real gem! Many people don't realize the history of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for nostalgia. Allow 4 hours to appreciate the full nostalgic experience. Highly recommended.

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