List of museums in Staffordshire

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This list of museums in Staffordshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
AirSpace Gallery Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Art website, contemporary art gallery
Ancient High House Stafford Stafford Historic house Elizabethan timber-framed town house with different period room furnishings and displays, including the English Civil War, Edwardian and Victorian eras
Apedale Heritage Centre Chesterton Newcastle-under-Lyme Mining Coal mining history, artifacts, mine tours, Moseley Railway Trust's collection of narrow gauge industrial locomotives
Boscobel House Boscobel South Staffordshire Historic house Operated by English Heritage, 17th-century timber-framed hunting lodge, famous hiding place of King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651
Bratch Pumping Station Bratch South Staffordshire Technology Victorian pumping station with steam engine, not currently open
Brindley's Mill and the James Brindley Museum Leek Staffordshire Moorlands Mill 18th-century water-powered corn mill, exhibits about 18th-century canal builder James Brindley
Cheddleton Flint Mill Cheddleton Staffordshire Moorlands Industry Water mill built to grind flint for use in the pottery industry, miller's cottage, flint kilns, drying kiln and outbuildings
Chillington Hall Brewood South Staffordshire Historic house 18th-century Georgian country house, reflects 800 years of family ownership, landscape designed by Capability Brown
Claymills Pumping Station Burton upon Trent East Staffordshire Technology Restored Victorian sewage pumping station with beam engines
Dudson Museum Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Industry website, history of the Dudson ceramic tableware company and ceramic items collection
Erasmus Darwin House Lichfield Lichfield Historic house 18th-century-period home of poet and physician Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of naturalist Charles Darwin, biographical, science and poetry exhibits
Etruria Industrial Museum Etruria Stoke-on-Trent Industry 19th-century bone and flint mill built to grind materials for the pottery industry, features working steam engine
Ford Green Hall Smallthorne Stoke-on-Trent Historic house 17th-century timber-framed yeoman farmer's house with 17th-century furnishings, textiles, ceramics, and a period garden
Gladstone Pottery Museum Longton Stoke-on-Trent Industry Victorian pottery factory for making bone china tableware, includes original equipment, kilns, period doctor's house, decorative tile gallery, collection of Victorian decorative toilets
Izaak Walton's Cottage Stafford Stafford Historic house website, 16th-century half-timbered cottage home of author Izaak Walton, exhibits on his life and the history of fishing
Keele University Art Gallery Keele Newcastle-under-Lyme Art website
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses Kinver South Staffordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, high sandstone ridge once home to Britain's last cave dwellers, features Holy Austin Rock Houses restored to Victorian appearance
Lichfield Museum Lichfield Lichfield Local Local history, features Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries with panels reflecting 1000 years of city history
Mill Meece Pumping Station Millmeece Stafford Technology Early-20th-century pumping station with steam engines
Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre Burslem Stoke-on-Trent Industry website, guided factory tour and museum with Moorcroft pottery
Moseley Old Hall Fordhouses South Staffordshire Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th-century-period house and garden, famous as one of the hiding places of King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651
Museum of Cannock Chase Hednesford Cannock Chase Multiple website, local history, coal mining, turn-of-the-century miner's cottage, 1940s room, toys
National Brewery Centre Burton upon Trent East Staffordshire Industry History of brewing, brewing artifacts, vintage vehicle collection, working steam engine
Newcastle Museum & Art Gallery Newcastle-under-Lyme Newcastle-under-Lyme Multiple website, also known as Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Victorian street scene including ironmonger, pawnbroker and chemist shops, doctor's office, toys, 1930s-1940s period house, exhibits of contemporary design and crafts
Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery Leek Staffordshire Moorlands Art website
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Hanley Stoke-on-Trent Multiple Fine art, decorative arts including collection of Staffordshire ceramics, local history, natural history
Raven Mason Collection Newcastle-under-Lyme Newcastle-under-Lyme Art website, operated by Keele University, collection of Mason ironstone and porcelain items, located in Keele Hall
Redfern’s Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life Uttoxeter East Staffordshire Local website, local history
Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum Lichfield Lichfield Biographical Reconstructed rooms, life and work of author Samuel Johnson
Shire Hall Gallery Stafford Stafford Art Exhibits of visual art, crafts and photography, also restored 19th-century court room
Shugborough Hall Milford Cannock Chase Living Owned by the National Trust and operated by Staffordshire County Council, 18th-century-period country house, walled kitchen garden and working model farm including operating water mill and museum - "The Complete Working Historic Estate"
Spode Works Visitor Centre Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Industry History and examples of Spode pottery and porcelain
Stafford Castle Stafford Stafford History Ruined remains of a 19th-century recreation of a medieval castle, visitor centre exhibits about the original and current castles, medieval life displays
Staffordshire County Museum Milford Cannock Chase Local Located in the Servants' Quarters of Shugborough Hall
Staffordshire Regiment Museum Whittington Lichfield Military Regimental history, uniforms, weapons, medals, regalia, replica World War I trench, armoured vehicles
Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum Stafford Stafford Military Located in the attic floor of the Ancient High House, history and memorabilia of the Staffordshire Yeomanry
Tamworth Castle Tamworth Tamworth Historic house 11th-century Norman motte-and-bailey castle with late medieval Great Hall, Tudor chambers and Victorian suit of receptions rooms
Letocetum / Wall Roman Site Wall Lichfield Archaeology Operated by English Heritage, owned by the National Trust as "Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum", remains of a Roman settlement and museum of artifacts
Wedgwood Museum Barlaston Stafford Art History and displays of Wedgwood ceramics, founder Josiah Wedgwood, process of making the ceramics
Weston Park Weston-under-Lizard South Staffordshire Historic house 17th-century-period grand house and gardens, estate with landscape designed by Capability Brown, art gallery in a restored 17th-century granary
Whitmore Hall Whitmore Newcastle-under-Lyme Historic house 17th-century house open on a limited basis

Defunct museums

See also

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