The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent Museums


The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery holds a regionally important collection of costume and textiles dating from the 15th Century to the present day, including:

the Bagot Collection of clothes accessories and jewellery worn by Lord and Lady Bagot including the Bagot family ceremonial and court dressings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries;

  • the Rawlence Collection, of European textiles and lace, dating from the 16th to 18th centuries;
  • dolls from the Young Collection, encompassing early to mid 20th century costume dolls from around the world.

It also holds documentary evidence – photographs, dress making and knitting patterns, brochures and advertising material as well as other ephemera connected to costumes and textiles.


Contact Details

Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW

01782 232 323

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