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The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Bethesda Street

Tel: 01782 232323

Front of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Guide Prices

Free admission.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.



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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

* Please pre-book for group visits. The minimum recommended visiting time is 3 hours. Visit the website for Christmas opening times.

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Saturday, 7th July 2018 - Wednesday, 2nd January 2019

This path, one time, long time ago
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Thursday, 26th July 2018 - Monday, 4th November 2019

All that Glitters is not Gold: Staffordshire LustrewareExplore over 200 years of lustreware production in The Potteries; from early 19th century Wedgwood to 21st century Emma Bridgwater, lustre is a shining example of pottery that has enjoyed periods of great popularity and continues to be made to this day.
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Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Sunday, 17th February 2019

A Winter Wonderland at the Potteries MuseumWinter has provided inspiration for North Staffordshire potters for centuries. From Wedgwood's 'Winter' jasper candlestick, modelled by William Hackwood, to Spode's iconic 'Christmas Tree' design. A Winter Wonderland is a display of ceramics which shape, decoration and design has been inspired by...
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Friday, 28th September 2018 - Sunday, 17th February 2019

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Saturday, 8th December 2018 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

Visions in Stone: Gilbert Ledward RA - sculpture and drawings
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Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

December Christmas Wish List Trail
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Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 - Thursday, 31st January 2019

Number TrailHelp Ozzy Owl learn to count to 12 by finding different numbers of objects in the museum. £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.
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Friday, 1st February 2019 - Thursday, 28th February 2019

Chinese Zodiac TrailIt is the year of the Pig. Help Ozzy find 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac. £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.
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Friday, 1st March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

Nursery Rhyme TrailHelp Ozzy Owl find 12 items that appear in popular nursery rhymes. £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.
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Monday, 1st April 2019 - Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Animal TrailIt is the year of the Pig. Help Ozzy find 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac. £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Apollo 50: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the First manned Lunar LandingA special exhibition featuring 50 models, memorabilia and multi-media which tell the epic story of the Apollo programme in context with the history of rocketry. A fabulous display of rockets tracing the history of rocketry from Congrieve’s military rockets to Elon Musk’s Falcon heavy will be on...
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Friday, 25th January 2019 - Monday, 1st July 2019

The Collection of Ted WatkinTed Watkin was an active member and Chairman of both the North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association and the North Staffordshire Field Club. His vast collecting interests included minerals and fossils. This display shows a small selection of highlights from his collection which was...
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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Sunday, 12th May 2019

Crown StaffordshireA selection of pieces from the Charles Green collection of Crown Staffordshire bone china, famous for its tableware, ceramic flowers and figures.
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Friday, 18th January 2019 - Friday, 18th January 2019

Friday Twilight - A Pandemonium of PoeAn original theatrical anthology of a selection of Poe's finest feats of fear-filled fiction with Don’t go into the Cellar theatre group. Be led by the sinister Dr Trevellyan as he leads you into the deepest recesses of the human psyche. Performance 7.30 – 9.30pm, please call 01782 232323 to book,...
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Sunday, 3rd February 2019 - Sunday, 3rd February 2019

The Language of the FanJoin History's Maid to hear how the Georgians communicated through a secret code using their fans! Also how they loved tea so much that it rapidly became Britain's favourite drink! Please book in advance, tickets £15 which includes Afternoon Tea. 1pm
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Sunday, 10th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019

Chinese New Year of the PigWelcome in the Chinese New Year of the Pig at the museum with traditional music and dance including Dragon and Lion and Unicorn dance performances. Other activities include Chinese craft workshops, firecrackers, acrobatics and much more. Free, 11am - 5pm.
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Sunday, 10th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019

Craft Activity-Clay Pig TilesTo celebrate the Chinese New Year of the pig we will be making clay pig tiles. £1.50 Drop in 11am-3pm.
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Friday, 15th February 2019 - Friday, 15th February 2019

Friday Twilight - Murder at Faulty Towers!It’s the Major’s Murder Mystery party for his 80th birthday and Basil and Sybil are throwing a party for residents and past guests. Manuel discovers a body in room 7. Who is it? Why room 7? Come and join us in Torquay (well - Hanley ) for a laughter filled night of murder and mayhem.
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Monday, 18th February 2019 - Monday, 18th February 2019

Anglo – Saxon Clothing and StatusTo celebrate our Staffordshire Hoard treasures discover how clothing and military equipment reflected an individual’s social status during the Anglo-Saxon period and how even in death clothing and bling showed position. Children can also take part in some ‘spear drills’ and gain an insight into the...
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Monday, 18th February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

Craft Activity-Clay Anglo-Saxon PotsCreate your own Anglo Saxon Pot from clay, inspired by our collection and decorate it the Runic Alphabet. Drop in 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-3pm, £1.50.
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Monday, 18th February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

Mosaic RabbitDecorate our giant rabbit 3D frame ready to go on into our Animals in Literature display. Drop in 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-3pm.
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Saturday, 16th March 2019 - Saturday, 16th March 2019

Little Bo BeepMeet Little Bo Peep and help her find her reluctant friend, Ewenice the larger than life sheep. Also see a range of Spring animals with our Farm on Wheels and have a go at feeding one of the baby lambs. Free, 11am – 4pm. Image attached
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Wellington’s SoldiersMeet riflemen of the 5th battalion of the 60th Regiment who fought under the Duke of Wellington during the Napoleonic Wars. Hear of their involvement in the Peninsular War, discover what rations the men were issued on a daily basis and see a display of uniform’s and accoutrements they would carry....
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Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Craft Activity-Peg SoldiersMake a peg soldier using felt, cloth and a traditional wooden peg. Drop in 11am-3pm, £1.50.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Chariots of Fire - The History of RocketryTo celebrate the opening of the Apollo 50 exhibition this talk by Andrew Lound illustrates a history of the rocket expressing the ups and downs of development using rare images, video and audio. A story that will surprise many as the ‘what might have beens’ are explored. Talk at 2pm, tickets £5,...
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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Psychology in the MuseumCome and explore free hands-on activities for all ages including making a brain hat, discovering the tricks our eyes play on us and finding out about the psychology of emotions. 11am-3pm.
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Friday, 29th March 2019 - Friday, 29th March 2019

Friday Twilight - Divorced, Behead, Died: An Audience with Henry VIIIEnjoy an audience with Henry VIII as he travels the realm. His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children and invite his guests to question him on ANY related subject: there may be some surprising answers - a lively Q&A is assured!’ 7 – 9pm. Please call...
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Sunday, 31st March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

Mother's Day Afternoon TeaTreat your loved ones to a delicious Afternoon Tea at the museum this Mother’s Day. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches and range of homemade cakes in our café with our resident pianist. Price includes a pink rosebud for every mother. Please book in advance by calling 01782 232323, serving at...
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Saturday, 6th April 2019 - Saturday, 6th April 2019

Britannia SkyContrary to popular belief, Britain has played a vital role in spaceflight history. In this remarkable presentation by Andrew Lound the history of Britain in space is examined in context, with due credit being paid to those who have tried to push Britain skyward. The presentation takes us up to...
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Saturday, 13th April 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

Beatrix Potter and FriendsJoin Miss Potter as she remembers her friends from Hill Top Farm and embarks on a brand-new adventure with them. A dapper foxy gentleman thinks nothing of helping himself to a brand new ‘kerchief from his Hedgehog neighbour’s washing line. When his stealing gets too much, she calls for help from...
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Saturday, 13th April 2019 - Saturday, 13th April 2019

Craft Activity- Animal MasksMake a mask of your favourite animal from the Beatrix Potter classic stories. Drop in 11am-3pm £1.50.
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Tuesday, 16th April 2019 - Thursday, 18th April 2019

Craft Activity- Clay AnimalsMake a clay animal inspired by your favourite Beatrix Potter character. Drop in 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-3pm £1.50
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Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 - Thursday, 25th April 2019

Craft Activity- Spring HatsMake a Spring hat inspired by our Secret Garden. Drop in 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.15pm-3pm £1.50
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