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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Commemorative Ceramics Collection
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has an extensive collection of commemorative ceramic ware including plates and mugs. The collection starts with 17th century slipware chargers, creamware teapots, and later earthenwares, porcelains, stonewares and bone chinas. We have a broad range of 20th century commemorative ceramics, particularly from all major Royal events.
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Bethesda Street Hanley Stoke-on-Trent Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST1 3DE Great Britain (UK)
Open Map
01782 232323
01782 232500 
Visiting Information
1 March 2001 - 31 October: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-17:00, Sunday: 14:00-17:00. 1 November 2001 - 28 February: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-16:00, Sunday: 13:00-16:00.
Building Information
Unlisted. Purpose-built structure of the 1970s.
Collections Overview
The collections cover most aspects of human and natural history. Whilst the museum is naturally best known for its ceramics collections, it is also strong in many other areas, including Biology, Geology, Archaeology and Fine Art.
Display Overview
This is a large multi-disciplinary museum with the range of material that one would expect and exceptional collections in the field of ceramics. There are 'permanent' galleries depicting the geology and wildlife to be found in and around Stoke-on-Trent, the archaeology and community history locally, changing fashions and an art gallery. Presentation uses all current display techniques, including hands-on and multi-media presentations as appropriate.
Star Objects
Mark XVI Spitfire 17th. C. slipware owl jug
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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  • Super Collection: Ceramics Collection

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