Research at the museum

Archive and collections enquiries

Our archives and collection objects can be used for research. We hold objects, photographs, books and archives that relate to the history of the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

You can find some of our collection and images online on Staffordshire Past Track. However, most are not online.


Popular items in our collection

These include:

  • Burgess records
  • old maps and plans
  • Pomona Pottery factory, Lower Street
  • poor rate books
  • council minute books
  • royal charters
  • old photographs

Contact us

If you would like us to check our catalogue for something you are looking for you can contact us. You can also use this form to make an appointment to see our resources in person.

Enquiries and collections research can take time. We are lucky to have some wonderful volunteers to help us but sometimes it can take a little while to find the information you are after. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.