The Council's Arts and Museum Collection
holds over 25,000 social history objects,
38,000 photographs and 1,800 items of fine
and decorative art.

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

For more information and opening times, visit: Shugborough Historic Working Estate| 

For more information on our projects, see below;

Mercian Trail Community Touring Exhibition

Mercian Trail ExhibitionAn exciting interactive touring exhibition that tells the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation.

Created by the museums team at Staffordshire County Council with the help of the Mercian Trail Partnership, The Staffordshire Hoard Mercian Trail Community Exhibition is currently on tour to venues across Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

Staffordshire Hoard Mercian Trail


Museum on the MoveMuseum on the Move

Museum on the Move is a fully equipped vehicle, about the same size as a mobile library, which can come to your school, community centre or event, whilst our community touring exhibitions visit venues across Staffordshire.

Museum on the Move|

The Great War Staffordshire

100 years on from this major turning point in history, Staffordshire’s own involvement in the conflict of 1914-1918 is being commemorated through the Staffordshire Great War Trail, created to help bring the events of the period to life through the county’s principal Great War landmarks.|

Gateway to the Past

May Queen Past Track image'Gateway to the Past' is the online catalogue of the Staffordshire County arts and museum collections. The site now contains our entire collection and also provides access to the collections of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent archive service and the William Salt Library.

Gateway to the Past|

Past Track

Past Track imageThe hugely popular Staffordshire Past Track website now features over 24,000 resources relating to the history and heritage of Staffordshire. You can explore photographs, paintings, film clips, audio clips, documents and objects using a range of easy-to-use search tools. The site now has a 'recent additions' function, so you can easily find out what's new.

Staffordshire Past Track|


Museum Support and Advice

The Archives and Heritage Service offers a range of support and advice to museums and heritage organisations across Staffordshire. We can help with advice about collections care, funding support, grant applications, training, environmental and business sustainability, exhibition development, life-long learning, formal education provision and Museum Accreditation.

Please contact Helen Johnson, Museum Development Officer for more information|

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