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The Spitfire Pavilion

The Spitfire Pavilion

Our recently completed Spitfire Pavilion for Stoke-on-Trent Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is now open. The pavilion prominently exhibits the museum’s iconic RW388 spitfire.

Following three-years and more than 9.000 people hours of restoration work by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society, the plane is placed on full display, visible to the surrounding area and befitting the status of this important local artefact. This key part of Stoke-on-Trent’s history has now become a beacon to draw people into the museum.

Located within the City Centre Conservation Area, the museum extension has been designed to sensitively sit within its surroundings, and provide a focal point. The use of meandering pathways help navigate the level difference across the site and in turn provide the opportunity of a new public amenity space for visitors to gather.

The Spitfire is a rich part of our city’s heritage and a source of enormous civic pride. The new gallery is a stunning location that shows the splendour of our fully restored Spitfire and wide-ranging displays to educate, inform and inspire generations of people in our city.

Councillor Lorraine Beardmore Stoke-on-Trent City Council cabinet member for culture, leisure, and public health

Find out more about the project.