The museum’s collection of Staffordshire pottery is widely acknowledged as the finest in the world and other collections of fine and decorative arts, natural history, social history and archaeology have local, regional and national significance. The museum is fully accredited and all the collections, totalling more than 650,000 individual objects, are Designated collections. The museum is also now home to a number of artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard, discovered by metal detectorists in 2009, it is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. The visit will include a guided talk in the Art Gallery which will last approximately 45 minutes.
Information is available on their website www.stokemuseums.org.uk
We will be travelling by coach (49-seater) provided by Silverdale, Nottingham and the pick-up point will be the Clifton South Tram Park and Ride site in Nottingham.
The format of the day will be:
Leave Clifton South Tram Park and Ride at 10:30.
Arrive at approximately 12 noon. Members, if they wish, can buy a light lunch/drink in the CafeMuseum.
The party will be divided into two groups for the talk, one starting at 12:30 and one at 13:30 which will allow some free time to look round the rest of the museum.
We will all sit down to a traditional Afternoon Tea (served on vintage-style Burleigh ware!)
Leave the museum at 15:30, arriving back at approximately 16:45.
The cost of the trip is £25 per person, this includes coach travel, afternoon tea and the talk in the Art Gallery.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note that places may be transferred but only to members. No money can be refunded.
To apply, please download the application form here.