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The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
+44 1782 232323
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What a treat!

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. One of the best things Labour ever did, making museums free... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
winterbee2018
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The Victorian Dressmaker

Last Sunday Meridith Towne's presentation at the Potteries Museum,' The Victorian Dressmaker' was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather S
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Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. Our Reginald Mitchell WorldWar 2 Spitfire is currently being restored offsite, but see the fantastic full-size sculpture of the Spitfire, built by apprentices from local engineering company KMF and all sorts of other art and craft. Enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack in our relaxing Café Museum with regular musical accompaniment by Frank Leigh. Browse in The Foyer Shop for unique quality gifts, cards, books and souvenirs of the Potteries.
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“on display” (43 reviews)
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Bethesda Street | City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW, England
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+44 1782 232323
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"staffordshire hoard"
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"natural history"
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"on display"
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"anglo saxon"
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"suggested donation"
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"stuffed animals"
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"free admission"
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"staffordshire oatcakes"
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"all ages"
in 23 reviews
"rainy day"
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"nice cafe"
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"couple of hours"
in 15 reviews
"school holidays"
in 11 reviews
"few hours"
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"pottery industry"
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"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"spitfire"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. One of the best things Labour ever did, making museums free entry. Never know why don't drop in more often. Always interesting.

Thank winterbee2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Sunday Meridith Towne's presentation at the Potteries Museum,' The Victorian Dressmaker' was excellent! Packed with social history, well delivered with some lovely costumes to illustrate. Enjoyed every minute! Many thanks.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great day out and there was plenty to keep the whole family amused including an 18 month old. Free entry! Nice and clean, we will definitely be back to try out the cafe!

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Well... free to enter with a suggested donation of £3 per person, which is so under priced! It is easy worth double that and more, it’s on three levels, and takes a good couple of hours to see it all. It’s very interactive with lots...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My favourite place to eat for lunch when working locally. An array of freshly prepared offerings and reasonably priced too. A guaranteed repeat customer. Thank you for your quality service.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Tried to visit but the place was closed, assuming for rennovating. However, previous visits have always been enjoyable, my wife grew up in Stoke so she enjos showing the kids everything she remembers seeing in the museum. Will visit again when the place reopens.

Thank IloveBRoss
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

It is a bit of a dump and staff there were horrible to us. We used the restaurant and ordered food and drinks. My son was finishing his Mars Bars off but we were asked rudely to leave as his was not allowed to eat...More

Thank Eliot G
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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for leaving a comment. I cannot understand how this has happened, since we sell Mars bars and people are allowed to eat them in designated areas, the café being one such area. I would welcome the chance to identify the person concerned and circumstances...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Beautifully set up, something for all age groups. The pottery collection is amazing. It is free but we were very happy to make the suggested donation.

Thank tohaboo
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

A museum for all ages. We always enjoy the pottery upstairs but the Spitfire being restored should appeal to all ages. As will the Staffordshire Hoard.

Thank LichTraveller
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Have visited the museum on several occasions and always interesting .considering the small size .compared the huge take a day to walk round London ones .but you could easily spend a couple of hours walking round .the highlights of the visit the spitfire .the pottery...More

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Philip M, Guest Relations Manager at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your great comments.

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