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The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We all were very impressed with our tour guide, the staff, the exhibits and the service! We would highly recommend the Potteries Museum to travellers of all ages.

Thank Susan D
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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"
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"rainy day"
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"nice cafe"
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"couple of hours"
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"school holidays"
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"few hours"
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"pottery industry"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This museum is very modern and has lots of interesting things and activities. This time we went to see The Staffordshire Hoard, We had to wait a very long time (2 1/2 hours) to get in as there were hundreds of people wanting to see it. Most of the items on show hadn't been cleaned up as it was not long after the Hoard had been found. It was very interesting and the atmosphere in the showroom was electric. Would go to see it again if it ever comes back.

Thank Jexhi
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We go on average once a month, its great, not huge so it doesn't kill the feet, but lots of little bits for kids to do. Nice cafe with friendly staff, in fact all the staff are very friendly.
Clean loos, in fact a fab morning or afternoon out.
Have also been to lectures there and was a very impressed and on special religious festival just brill.

Thank angekate185
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were quite surprised by this museum, it was not a stale place at all. We saw everything from a Spitfire aircraft to the Staffordshire hoard of Roman gold. The building is light and modern and serves good food. The staff are very friendly and helpful

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you're wondering how important the ceramics industry in the Stoke area really was, this display will convince you that it was quite simply world-changing. 600+ cow creamers is pushing it, I agree (and apparently they have to be on display, rank upon rank, all the time because that's what the donor wanted!) but there are so, so many truly beautiful examples of the sheer genius of the ceramics sculptors and artists in this museum that you could spend weeks on end admiring them.

Thank naturalCelt
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