The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley

4.5
#3 of 9 in Museums in Stoke-on-Trent
Visit The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery for an eclectic blend of exhibitions including fine art, ceramics, natural history, and a World War II Spitfire. Explore the museum’s extensive collection of Staffordshire ceramics. In the fine arts section you’ll find big names such as Durer and Picasso. Satisfy any level of curiosity with the extensive information and video clips available in each section. Stop at the cafe and gift shop for unique gifts. Make The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery a centerpiece of your Stoke-on-Trent vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Stoke-on-Trent road trip planner.
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  • First. visited the cafe which was amazing so cheap and fast service. Then went around the museum so much to see the Staffordshire hoard, the spitfire, the history could go on and on we spend 3 hours t...  more »
  • I'm a none etc Matthew Smith, sickert, Etty, Brangwyn was pottery of course there are many, to paintings, also told the staff. In place and Laura Knight, Milo, sacrificed, and William de Morgan pieces, especially Lowry 10 work is also exhibited.
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  • Been going here since i was a kid, and have been going at least once every year. I loved going as the history of the war and planes intrigued me! Definitely a place to go to learn about our city and e...  more »
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  • We love this place so much! The adventures that you can have walking back in time through the street in "olden days" Britain or exploring the animals of the forest. We love the pottery exhibit with the hundreds of cow milk jugs and lavish historical designs. It is quiet, well managed and the spitfire exhibit will be great when it's done! We especially like the ever changing lower floor exhibits that bring different things to life. It is great to see the Staffordshire board on view with interactive videos and historical action to see.
  • Fantastic place to visit so much to see. Plenty of interactive things for children to get involved with. Also has small cafe for a rest and drink before you explore more! Highly recommended.
  • Very impressed with this museum and art gallery - an interesting mix of art and exhibits, with enough variety to keep you entertained for hours. We had to come back a second day to look around the Fine Art and Design areas on the first floor, which we hadn't seen on the first visit. Didn't realise there were several works by L.S. Lowry in there. I particularly liked the natural science area, which contains all sorts of preserved animals in their recreated habitats, although the house cat has a bit of an alarmed look about it. Would definitely recommend a visit.
  • An excellent place to visit, only wish we had more time to enjoy it all. Very well set out for all ages.
  • Very interesting collection. The labelling could have been more accessible. I would have liked more information on the manufacturing process and differences between bone China and hard paste, soft paste etc I had to look this up
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