We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The museum houses some interesting galleries and displays; Spitfire Gallery, a Staffordshire Hoard display, natural science display, archaeology, local history along with galleries displaying art, design and ceramics.

The museum also has a cafe that serves delicious sandwiches and cakes, although we didn’t sample the latter.

Seeing the Staffordshire Hoard display made me want to revisit the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to see their display of the Staffordshire Hoard, although it appears to be currently closed!

Paper Spitfire

Reconstructed Helmet

Staffordshire Hoard

Staffordshire Hoard

New Occupation?

Cup & Ring Markings

Cup & Ring Markings


Owl Jug

Owl Jug


6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2024

6 Responses to “The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery”

  1. Mandy says:

    I love your selfie! This museum has some beautiful pieces. I especially like the helmet and the peacock

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you,

      I had fun with the selfie :-)

      The hoard and the helmit are wonderful as are the highlighed ceramics, the peacock being one of the.

  2. Looks a wonderful museum. I am fascinated by those cup and ring marked stones. Always good to see items from the Staffordshire Hoard and as you say the gallery in BMAG is superb. I think the museum is still closed although there is a good exhibition coming up at the Gas Hall called Victorian Radicals.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am fascinated by the cup and ring markings and dissapointed I haven’t been able to see one of the stone structures tha is not housed in a museum.

      A friend has told me that the Birmingham museum is due to open early February.

  3. Oh I have been to this museum in Stoke-on-Trent before.
    And I still remember that peacock.
    Not sure about the spitfire though.

    I was in Birmingham just last month, oh I mean December 2023.
    Their museum and gallery were closed too.
    Went to see Aston Hall instead. :)