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Stoke on Trent City Archives

The City Archives will reopen to the public on Wednesday 22 May. We are taking bookings now (see contact details below). For further information about our reopening see the Stoke Archives Is Moving website

Stoke-on-Trent City Archives
Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Bethesda Street
Stoke on Trent


Email: stoke.archives@stoke.gov.uk 

Phone: 01782 238420

Our online catalogue: Gateway to the Past

Opening hours 

From Wednesday 22 May 

Wednesday to Friday: 10.00 - 16.45

1st Saturday of each month: 10.00 - 16.45 

See our Planning a visit to Stoke-on-Trent City Archives page

Access and facilities

Parking arrangements

There is no public car park at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. View more about car parking on the city council website.

Disabled badge holders may park for 3 hours without charge in on-street car parking bays and all day in off-street car parks.

Public transport

Stoke on Trent rail station is about 1.5 miles from the city central library. All buses from the stop directly outside the rail station serve Hanley city centre.


Violet's Cafe in the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is adjacent to the archives reading room and also has a picnic area if you wish to bring your own refreshments. 


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