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image for Guided Walk item typeThe Staffordshire Hoard by Torchlight at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Guided Walk/Tour, £10


Staffordshire Hoard

Staffordshire Hoard

Staffordshire Hoard


Get up close and personal with dazzling items from the world's largest find of Anglo Saxon gold at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The museum is offering groups the chance to experience an exclusive and intimate evening with the Staffordshire Hoard. Enjoy the glitter of ancient gold by atmospheric candlelight and discover the secrets of these historic artefacts and the latest findings.

These special evenings are also available to children's groups. Children can explore the Hoard by the light of torches and candles and hear the exciting story of how the gold was discovered and what has happened since. They will then be able to make a souvenir of the Hoard to take home and listen to the ancient Anglo-Saxon legends. They will also be able to play Hoard related games and puzzles.

These special evenings take place on Fridays (time to be arranged at time of booking). The cost is £10 per person, minimum of 20 and maximum of 30 people. The price includes a glass of wine for adults which can be sipped while listening to the exploits of Anglo-Saxon heroes and villains, and includes a free goody bag to take home for the children sessions.

This event is only available for groups/parties who must pre-book in advance. Please contact Cathy Shingler on 01782 232323 or e-mail

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Tours available on Friday evenings (time to be arranged at time of booking).


Cost £10 per person. Minimum of 20 and maximum of 30 people for the adult tours, minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 for children's tours.



Plan route to The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 881473  Lat: 53.02335 Long: -2.17742

From the M6, exit at junction 15 or 16 and take the A500 to Stoke-on-Trent. Follow the signs for the City Centre, Cultural Quarter, and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

Bus services:
23, 23A every 10 minutes.
24 & 24A every 30 minutes.
25 every 10 minutes.

Nearest car parks are Lichfield Street and John Street Multi Storey. More car parking is available on Meigh Street Multi Storey.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Stoke-on-Trent station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed