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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.



  • Staffordshire AwardsEnjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2018 Finalist Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2018 Finalist 2018



  • 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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