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-ancient-high-house.jpg 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 Apedale Heritage Centre - - 1582934.jpg Chesterton Newcastle-under-Lyme Mining Coal mining history, artifacts, mine tours, Moseley Railway Trust's collection of narrow gauge industrial locomotives
Bratch Pumping Station Bratch Pumping Station 01.jpg Bratch South Staffordshire Technology Victorian pumping station with steam engine, not currently open
Brindley's Mill and the James Brindley Museum Brindley Mill 2019.jpg Leek Staffordshire Moorlands Mill 18th-century water-powered corn mill, exhibits about 18th-century canal builder James Brindley
Cheddleton Flint Mill Cheddleton Flint Mill (geograph 2836060).jpg 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 ChillingtonHall.jpg Brewood South Staffordshire Historic house 18th-century Georgian country house, reflects 800 years of family ownership, landscape designed by Capability Brown
Claymills Pumping Station Claymillsbeam.JPG Burton upon Trent East Staffordshire Technology Restored Victorian sewage pumping station with beam engines
Dudson Museum Dudson Pottery, Hanley - - 342665.jpg Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Industry website, history of the Dudson ceramic tableware company and ceramic items collection
Erasmus Darwin House Erasmus Darwin House.jpg 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 Industrial Museum - - 2187647.jpg 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 Ford Green Hall framed by tree.jpg 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 GladstonePotteryMuseum(ValVannet)Jul2004.jpg 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 Izaak Walton's Cottage 01.jpg 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 Holy Austin Rock Houses.jpg 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 St Marys Lichfield 1.jpg Lichfield Lichfield Local Local history, features Staffordshire Millennium Embroideries with panels reflecting 1000 years of city history
Mill Meece Pumping Station Millmeece060513.JPG Millmeece Stafford Technology Early-20th-century pumping station with steam engines
Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre Moorcroft Pottery - - 1814509.jpg Burslem Stoke-on-Trent Industry website, guided factory tour and museum with Moorcroft pottery
Moseley Old Hall MoseleyOldHall(JohnDarch)Jul2006.jpg 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 Museum & Art Gallery (1).jpg 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 Nicholson Institute, Leek 2017.jpg Leek Staffordshire Moorlands Art website
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Potteries museum & art gallery.JPG 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 Museum of Uttoxeter Life, Carter Street.jpg Uttoxeter East Staffordshire Local website, local history
Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum Johnsons Birthplace.jpg 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 Shugborough Hall 01.jpg 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 Castle03.JPG 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 The Staffordshire Regiment Museum - Exterior.jpg Whittington Lichfield Military Regimental history, uniforms, weapons, medals, regalia, replica World War I trench, armoured vehicles
Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum Stafford-ancient-high-house.jpg Stafford Stafford Military Located in the attic floor of the Ancient High House, history and memorabilia of the Staffordshire Yeomanry
Tamworth Castle Tamworth Castle 343714.jpg 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 Letocetum Title.jpg 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 Park - - 995202.jpg 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 Hall - - 2257.jpg Whitmore Newcastle-under-Lyme Historic house 17th-century house open on a limited basis

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