The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
SatNav: Region:
ST1 3DW West Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
Local Industry No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 1 Open

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What’s Here

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery came about in 1998, as a rebranding of the former Stoke-on-Trent City Museum & Art Gallery, which had originally opened in 1956.
To honour local man R J Mitchell, the designer of the Spitfire, the museum has on display a Castle Bromwich-built Spitfire XVI.


Signposted to Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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Opening Hours:

Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.




Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Gift Shop, Access for the disabled.

Spitfire engine details. (photo, Carl Sharples) The Spitfire is currently being refurbished.
(photo, Carl Sharples)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
RW388 Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVI RW388 Complete Displayed

More Information

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW. Tel: 01782 232323, e-mail:, Official website

Side view of the Spitfire. (photo, Carl Sharples) Spitfire front view. (photo, Carl Sharples)
Spitfire career details. (photo, Carl Sharples)  

A statue of R. J. Mitchell stands
outside the museum. (photo, Carl Sharples)

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