Do you have to pay at Hanley museum?

Admission Free Our Access and Learning Policy can be found here.

When did Hanley museum open?

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley The City Museum & Art Gallery was officially opened by Alderman Horace Barks on the 13th October 1956. The enlarged museum and art gallery was opened by Prince Charles in 1981.

What is in hanley museum?

Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and The Staffordshire Hoard, a trove of Anglo-Saxon treasure!

Who owns Gladstone pottery museum?

In the 1990s ownership passed to Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The museum has shown its commitment to industrial heritage by functioning as a working pottery. However, production has had to be curtailed for financial reasons and the museum is therefore less of a “living” museum than it was.

When was the Potteries museum built?

History. The museum opened on its current site in 1956 as the Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery. The building was designed by the city architect; J. R. Piggott. The museum’s Spitfire, was received from the Royal Air Force in 1972.

Why is Stoke-on-Trent known for pottery?

Stoke-on-Trent has been shaped by the pottery industry for over 300 years and is affectionately known the world over as ‘The Potteries’. From small-scale beginnings in the mid seventeenth century, the abundance of coal and clay meant that the pottery industry grew and became rooted in the area.

How much is Gladstone pottery museum?

£7.75 per ticket
Guide Prices

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Adult: £7.75 per ticket
Child: (4-16) £5.40 per ticket
Concessions: £6.20 per ticket
Family: £23.00 per ticket

What is Stoke-on-Trent famous for?

Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and known as The Potteries. Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres.

Is china still made in Stoke-on-Trent?

A miniature factory has been created as a homage to one of Stoke-on-Trent’s last remaining fine bone china manufacturers. Duchess China 1888 has been a feature of life in Uttoxeter Road, Longton, for more than 130 years.

Why are potteries called Potteries?

The six towns of Stoke-on-Trent, collectively referred to as ‘The Potteries’, were the centre of the British pottery industry in the 18th century, with over 300 potworks creating wares at the turn of the 19th century, thanks in no small part to the pioneering work of Josiah Wedgwood.