Main Gallery


Capturing the Past

14 September-

3 November



Take a trip down memory lane and see our town through the eyes of local artists and photographers. Nothing ever stays the same - our world is constantly changing.
Kept safe in our stores, we hold thousands of old photographs and works of art that show Newcastle-under-Lyme as it used to be. Each one captures the past at a specific moment in time and as a result they have become important historical records of the past.This exhibition showcases just a small number of our vast collection.
Image credits L-R: Model Building by Dr Chris Giles, drawing of the High Street by J Hulse, Municipal Hall (photographer unknown), Well Street by Ronnie Cruwys

B(u)y Me For Christmas!

16 November-

5 January

Our annual B(u)y Me For Christmas Exhibition where visitors can buy beautiful, exclusive hand made gifts.

This exhibition features work from 30 selected artists. There will be a wide range of work available, choose from jewellery, ceramics, glass, metalwork, paintings, there is something for everyone! Stand out this Christmas, and buy your family and friends a special handmade gift, we even have gifts for your furry friends!

Hall Gallery


Orme Art Group

What's on the Easel?


September 7- November 10

A colourful exhibition by 11 local artists. Showing works in a variety of media including watercolour, pastels and acrylics. All work is for sale.

Orme Art was formed by a group of artists in Staffordshire and Cheshire who felt isolated working alone.  It is a not for profit group run by it’s members and provides a creative amenity for the local community and wider areas of Newcastle.  It's members enjoy all forms of  painting and creative art. Artists of all levels are welcome and by exchanging skills and offering mutual support this provides everyone with the opportunity for self development.   They believe enjoying this creative process promotes good well being and mental health, reducing stress and anxiety.


Window Gallery


Capturing the Past

14 September-

3 November

Come and see the wonderful wooden models of Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre made by Dr Giles in the 1950s. Totally unique and one of the most fascinating collections we have. This display is part of the 'Capturing the Past' exhibition in the Main Gallery which celebrates our amazing town.


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Last updated 3 October 2019