Our new website enables us to share records and images of our collections with you. You can browse, search and even tag items to make our items easier to find in the future.

We’re currently in the process of uploading records and images for you to browse through, but it won’t be long before you can delve into our collections. Check back regularly or alternatively follow us on Twitter to find out when new information goes live.

In the meantime you can find information about the collections we hold by clicking on the subject areas below.

The finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics in the world including items from the Minton Museum sale. Over 5,000 pieces are on display in our galleries. These explain the history of manufacture and design in the pottery industry.
A regionally important collection of costume and textiles dating from the 15th century to the present day, including a world class collection of jade and ivory as well as the Bagot, Rawlence and Young Collections.
The Fine Art collection began when Dr John Russell gave his collection of Impressionistic paintings to the City on condition that it built an Art Gallery.
These collections reflect the history and development of The Potteries as an urban and industrial centre. In addition there is an impressive archive of personal and business records and ephemera, and a growing photographic collection.
Natural objects were an essential part of early Potteries museums. The collections of the North Staffordshire Field Club (formed in 1865) were the basis of the North Staffordshire Natural History Museum (opened in 1908).