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The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
The Potteries Museum holds the world's most impressive collection of Staffordshire Ceramics - unsurprisingly - given that the biggest names in the business (Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood) all have their factories here.
Particular strengths are the 18th-century earthenwares and stonewares, 19th-century porcelains and bone china, and both industrial and studio 20th-century wares. There's an emphasis on items from 1920-1940, such as the simple modernism of Keith Murray and bold abstract work of Clarice Cliff; some of which are considered the most visually stunning ceramics the area has ever produced.
The museum also has rooms devoted to local archaeology, art, community history and natural history.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Information
1 Mar-31 Oct: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2pm-5pm
1 Nov-28 Feb: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm
Address: Bethesda St, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
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