Half Term Fun at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Image courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent City Council

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, in Hanley has a feast of activities this February half-term.

Families can learn about Anglo-Saxon life, discover the secrets of ancient clothing and make a clay pot.

On Monday, February 18 – to celebrate the museum’s Staffordshire Hoard treasures – visitors can discover how clothing and military equipment reflected an individual’s social status during the Anglo-Saxon period. Children can also take part in ‘spear drills’ and gain an insight into the life of a warrior. The sessions are free and run from 11am to 4pm.


From Monday, February 18 to Thursday, February 21 visitors can create an Anglo Saxon pot from clay, inspired by the museum’s collection, and decorate it with the runic alphabet. Drop in sessions will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 3pm and cost £1.50 per person.

Recently the museum held its popular celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Now children can help Ozzy the owl find 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac – which are hidden around the site. The activity costs £1 per trail and includes a free pencil.