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Saxon Pots and Potters

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

A new temporary display will present archaeological evidence of late-Saxon pottery production in Stafford, shedding new light on early settlement and industry in the town.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Rectangles,Ovals,Flowers & Angels;Pad Mark Pottery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

A display of recently acquired early 19th century pad marked, bone china and stoneware ceramics.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Costumes from Victoria

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

See a selection of costumes from the ITV drama series ‘Victoria’ including the Coronation Gown and Robe and Wedding dress. The exhibition will be supplemented with items from the museums own collections.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Mini Museums

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Reflecting all the collections held by the museum this family friendly exhibition will be asking visitors what are their favourite objects and how they would like to see them displayed.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Young Archaeologists' Club

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery hosts Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Spring Trail

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Find 12 items around the museum that remind Ozzy Owl that Spring is coming. £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Friday Twilight - Whiskey Tasting Evening

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Burns night is a traditional celebration of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Fri 26 Jan 2018
  • 19:00, 20:00
  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Chinese New year Trail

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

2018 is the year of the Dog. Help Ozzy Owl find 12 animals around the museum from the Chinese Zodiac. £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Murder Mystery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

It is the eve of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s wedding day. Royalty from across the globe have gathered in London for the party, but before the end of the night murder most foul is committed.

Fri 9 Feb 2018
  • 19:00 to 22:00
  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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A Very Victorian Lady

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Join History Wardrobe as they examine the life of four very Victorian working women - Mother, Millworker, Milliner and Emigrant as they tell their stories through clothes.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Palace of Curiosities

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! - for a Victorian sideshow with a difference.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
  • Free entry
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Craft Activity - Cuo and Ball Toy

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

The traditional cup and ball game was popular with Victorian children. Make your own version of the game to take home and play. Drop-in 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.15am – 3pm, £1.50.

Tue 20 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
  • 10:30 to 12:30, 13:15 to 15:00
  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Chinese New Year of the Dog

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Dog at the museum with traditional music and dance including Dragon and Lion dance performances.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
  • Free entry
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Nocturnal Animals

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Help Ozzy Owl find the nocturnal animals around the museum. £1 per trail includes a free pencil.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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In the Lap of the Gods

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Drawing upon examples from the museum’s own superb collection, this talk will explore the depictions and symbolism of ‘good luck’, gods, goddesses and immortals in ivory and jade sculpture carvings.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Afternoon Tea

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the company of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

Treat your loved ones to a delicious Afternoon Tea at the museum this Mother’s Day.

  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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Whitechapel Freaks

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW

The year is 1888, and London is in terror at the murder spree being committed by Saucy Jack!

Fri 16 Mar 2018
  • 19:30, 21:30
  • Rail station: Stoke-on-Trent (2 miles)
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