Ancient High House

Greengate Street
Stafford ST16 2JA

Built in around 1595 for the wealthy Dorrington family, the ornate timber framed building is reputed to be the largest surviving timber framed town house in England from the Tudor period. In 1986 the house opened as a museum and now provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who have lived there over the centuries.


Market Place, Burslem
Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3DS

Ceramica revitalises the Old Town Hall of Burslem into unique visitor attraction expoloring the past and future of the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent.

Cheddleton Flint Mill & Museum

Leek Road
Cheddleton Near Leek ST13 7HL

Cheddleton Flint Mill consists of a complex of buildings including two separate water mills, a miller's cottage, two flint kilns, a drying kiln and outbuildings. The Caldon Canal, which would have supplied the mill by narrow boat, passes by.

Claymills Pumping Engines Trust

Meadow Lane, Stretton
Burton upon Trent DE13 0DA

Preserved Victorian sewage pumping station. We have 4 beam engines, 5 Lancashire boilers, steam driven workshop, Blacksmiths's forge, early electrical dynamo house and numerous small engines.

Erasmus Darwin House

Beacon Street
Lichfield WS13 7AD

Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, was a philosopher and pioneer in science, technology and medicine. His work was of national and international significance but has been little known until recently.

Etruria Industrial Museum

Lower Bedford Street, Etruria
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7AF

Etruria Industrial Museum is the last steam-powered potters' mill in Britain. The mill is 'in steam' seven times a year when the 1903 boiler is fired and historic machinery can be seen working.

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Uttoxeter Road, Longton
Stoke on Trent ST3 1PQ

As if frozen in time, Gladstone remains the only complete Victorian pottery factory from the days when coal-burning ovens made the world's first bone china. Traditional skills, original workshops, the cobbled yard and huge bottle kilns create an atmospheric time warp which has no equal. Collections: 'Flushed with Pride': our sanitaryware gallery tells the story of the toilet from the 1840s slum to the toilets of the future. Tile Gallery: Gladstone is home to one of the finest collections of decorative tiles in Britain. Trace the development of tiles from medieval monasteries to the space shuttle. The Doctor's House: Hear some gruesome details of the illnesses and disease that plagued the Potteries.

James Brindley Mill & Museum

Mill Street
Leek ST13

Brindley's Mill has all the charm associated with a building of the period and illustrates James Brindley's trademark design. The mill building houses a museum designed to enhance the interest of your visit. Displays illustrate the life and work of James Brindley and the history of milling, while preserving the atmosphere of a working corn mill.

Lichfield Heritage Centre

Market Square
Lichfield WS13 6LG

Research into Lichfield's fascinating social history over the last 150 years through over 6000 photographs; negatives; newspapers; reports; leaflets and other interesting memorabilia from the past. Internet linked to Staffordshire County Council`s archives on which includes 100 photographs from our own collection relating to Lichfield.

Middleport Pottery

Port Street Middleport, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST6 3PE, United Kingdom
Stoke on Trent ST6 3PE

Middleport Pottery, home to Burleigh ware is the last working Victorian Pottery in the UK. It was acquired by The Prince's Regeneration Trust in June 2011 and is now a wonderful visitor attraction.

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.

Museum of the Staffordshire Yeomanry - Queen's Own Royal Regiment

Greengate Street
Stafford ST16 2HS

The collection covers the history of this County Yeomanry Cavalry Regiment from its formation in 1794 to 1945. Special emphasis is laid on the World War 2 period where the Yeomanry fought at El Alamein and later took part in the D Day landings and the crossing of the Rhine (in swimming tanks).

National Brewery Centre, The

Horninglow St Horninglow
Burton on Trent DE14 1NG

The museum celebrates the social history of the development of brewing - the real life experiences and stories of the people who helped to build Burton's world-renowned brewing reputation. Experienced guides take visitors through each step of the brewing process and explain the fascinating roles that the steam engines and vintage vehicles on show played in the development of the industry.

Newcastle Borough Museum & Art Gallery

Brampton Park
Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 0QP

Hidden in Brampton Park less than half a mile from the town centre lies Newcastle-under-Lyme's local history museum featuring over 800 years of borough history. Alongside our temporary exhibitions programme we have galleries depicting the rich and diverse history of the area using our amazing collections.

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, The

Bethesda Street, Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW

Travel back in time and discover the history of the the Potteries, including the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. See Reginald Mitchell's World War 2 Spitfire and all sorts of art and craft.

Raven Mason Collection of Porcelain & Ironstone China at Keele University

The Raven Trust at Keele University, John Raven Room, Keele Hall, Keele University
Keele ST5 5BG

This important ceramic collection was lovingly created by brothers Ronald William and John Mason Raven; it is housed in Keele Hall within the University. It contains many important pieces outlining the development of Mason ceramics in Staffordshire from the beginning of the 19th century.

Redfern's Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life

34-36 Carter Street
Uttoxeter ST14 8EU

This 17th century timbered framed cottage is situated in the historic market town of Uttoxeter. It offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the town within the setting of an historic house with a beautiful courtyard garden.

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street
Lichfield WS13 6LG

The museum stands in the centre of the historic city of Lichfield, which remained close to Johnson's heart throughout his life. Best known for his Dictionary of the English Language, Johnson spent the first 27 years of his life in the large, imposing house which overlooks Market Square, frequently returning until shortly before his death in 1784.

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.

Shugborough Estate - National Trust

Milford, nr Stafford
nr Stafford ST17 0XB

Leave the 21st century behind and step into the real working environments of the complete working historic estate. Shugborough is a rare example of the survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, model farm and walled garden See, feel, hear and smell history as our costumed 'first person' characters take you on a journey into the inner workings of a large country estate and bring real working environments to life.

Stafford Castle

Newport Road
Stafford ST16 2DJ

This prominent vantage point and strategic site was quickly recognised by the Normans, who built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. Originally built by Robert de Toeni (later known as Robert of Stafford), in the Norman period, Stafford Castle has dominated the local skyline for over 900 years. The visitor centre brings Stafford Castle to life.

Staffordshire Arts & Museum Service

Shugborough Estate, Milford
Stafford ST17 0XB

Staffordshire Arts and Museum Services is made up of The Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford and the County Museum housed at Shugborough Hall just outside Stafford centre. The Shire Hall Gallery is a contemporary art Gallery showing temporary exhibitions. The County Museum houses collections connected to Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Museum

Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service, Shugborough
Milford ST17 0XB

Housed in the Servants' Quarters at the Shugborough Estate, the County Museum features the restored Victorian kitchen, laundry and brewhouse, as well as galleries and temporary exhibitions illustrating Staffordshire life over the past 200 years.

Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Whittington Barracks
Lichfield WS14 9PY

Situated on the A51 between Lichfield and Tamworth, next to Whittington Barracks, the museum tells the story of the present day Staffordshire Battalion of the Mercian Regiment and its predecessors from 1705. There are frequent special exhibitions and events in the museum and/or its extensive grounds.

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.