Over the next few months Stoke-on-Trent City Archives will be transferred to a new location in The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. This means everything in our stores and our public Reading Room has to be moved, which will cause some disruption to our normal services. On this website you can find out about our current on-site access and see a basic timeline for the move. There's also some extra information for depositors.

Current Status

  • We Are Open

    You can make an appointment to visit the Archive Service's new Reading Room during our opening hours.

    Check Opening Hours
  • Restricted Access

    Access to the Archive Service's Reading Room is currently limited but we're still able to answer enquiries remotely.

    Find Out More
  • On The Move

    The Archive Service is being transferred to its new location; our capacity to reply to remote enquiries is significantly reduced.

    Find Out More

Timeline of the Move

Below you'll find our timeline, now updated to include our official reopening date, to help you understand how the move has progressed so far. For more detailed reopening information as it appears, check the Moving Blog.

  • November
    Reading Room is open for bookings
  • December
    Some access restrictions apply
  • June
    Construction begins at PMAG
  • January
    Disruption likely as the archive moves
  • 22nd May
    The relocated Reading Room opens

Updates from the Team

As we work on the move we'll be blogging about the process to keep you in the loop. There'll be updates from behind-the-scenes, some photographs along the way, and we'll also post whenever we update our current status to highlight the changes we've made. You can choose to subscribe to the blog and be notified of these posts and status changes via e-mail too!