Hanley Library

Bethesda Street
Stoke On Trent ST1 3RS


Our reading room is open to all members of the public without charge. An Archive Service reader's ticket is required for use of the reading room.

Lichfield Record Office

The Friary
Lichfield WS13 6QG


Lichfield Record Office is part of the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service, and is the record office for the Diocese of Lichfield, the City of Lichfield and the surrounding area. Our collections include records of the Diocese of Lichfield, local government, nonconformist churches, public institutions such as courts and schools, charities, businesses, and local clubs and societies.

Museum of Cannock Chase

Valley Road, Hednesford
Cannock WS12 1TD


The museum has five formal display galleries. The Local History Gallery - Tracing the Chase; The Miner's Cottage - depicting life at the turn of the 20th century; Toys and Games Past and Present - Relive your childhood memories; Seven Centuries of Coal - find out about Cannock's industrial heritage; The 1940s Room - domestic life during the Second World War.

Shire Hall Gallery

Market Square
Stafford ST16 2LD


The Shire Hall Gallery is the largest venue in Staffordshire dedicated to visual arts and crafts. Situated in a fascinating Grade II listed building (formerly used as the Crown Court) the Shire Hall Gallery offers visitors a mixture of old and new. Stafford's Shire building has had several forms - the present building in the Market Square was constructed in 1793. As well as a permanent crime and punishment display in Court One, the gallery has a regularly changing programme of temporary exhibitions which focus on contemporary visual art and craft.

Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service

Staffordshire Record Office, Eastgate Street
Stafford ST16 2LZ


Archives & Heritage comprises the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service and the County Museum Service. Together we care for the historic archives of Staffordshire and Stoke and the museum collection for the County of Staffordshire. Our Archives Service can help you to find out more about the history of your family or your local community. The William Salt Library collections represent an outstanding resource for the study of local and family history in Staffordshire and are available for consultation by the public in our reading rooms free of charge.

Tamworth Castle

The Holloway, Ladybank
Tamworth B79 7NA


A visit to Tamworth Castle takes you back in time and offers a perfect blend of fascinating history, regular live entertainment events and a stunningly complete building. As you explore the castle you can see for yourself the maze of intact rooms, halls and chambers that still echo with events from Saxon beginnings, Norman dynasties, Tudor grandeur and great family influences.

Wedgwood Museum & Visitor Centre

Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston
Stoke on Trent ST12 9ER


The Wedgwood Museum contains the world's greatest collection of Wedgwood ceramics, ranging from a unique collection of Josiah Wedgwood's original trials for the perfection of Queen's Ware, later delivered in the form of a 900+ piece dinner service to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1774, to a rare 5 foot high Exhibition Vase, decorated by Emile Lessore, the only one of its kind in Britain.