The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

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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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  • The museum is a very comprehensive resource for all things S-o-T. Lots of interesting exhibits and scenes come to life. The art gallery on the top floor has some beautiful pieces too. The scenes of ev...  more »
  • I never expected to see such an interesting place in the middle of Stoke. I was taken by surprise. Wide range of displays from Saxon history to ancient and modern pottery, paintings (including Lowery'...  more »
  • this place has so much inside that you will not be disappointed. From Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoards, a Spitfire, as well as a huge Ephesus Jug, there is something for everyone.  more »
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  • Some lovely things but it's a shame there aren't more. The kids involvement bit was quite good ideas but old and worn out. Just needs updating. The diwali day was great but the space could have bee used better for even children participation. Toilets and cafe awful. Hope someone can help this place. It could be great.
  • Great place to take the kids for an hour. There's lots of kids activities with plenty of interesting things for adults to look at. Free entry but a small donation is advised
  • Fantastic few hours with 18 month old and 4 year old. Enjoyed the roman craft activity lots and also the trail. Lots of interactive activities and dress up too. Was good space to take own food and also good changing facilities. Just a shame mini museum wasn't up and running yet. Will be going to another summer craft event soon and booked for princess afternoon tea
  • Fantastic free museum. Easy to find with John St Car park very close by. Great staff all round. Cafe good but a lot of noisy children when we went so avoid school holidays.
  • We went on an open day when there's a lot of different thing's going on. Fantastic day lots of things to see and do the staff were lovely and the cafe was very nice too. Highly recommended.

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