Brampton Museum

Free to all

Tucked away in Brampton Park, lies Newcastle-under-Lyme's museum featuring over 2,000 years of the borough's history.

This award-winning local history museum and art gallery that offers a glimpse into the region's rich past, with exhibits spanning over 2,000 years and catering to a wide range of interests.

Victorian shops

One of the highlights is a meticulously recreated Victorian street scene. From Mellard’s the ironmongers and the treasures of the pawnbroker’s shop, to the fascinating cures of the chemist’s and the gruesome collection of doctor’s surgical instruments, visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a bygone era. Another must-see is the extensive toy collection, filled with teddies, dolls and games, some over 150 years old.

Artistic delights

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the museum's collection of paintings, which features works by renowned artists like Percy Jacomb-Hood and Jameson Middleton. The museum also showcases pieces by local artists through regular changing exhibitions and an open art competition.

Events and activities

The Brampton Museum hosts a lively program of events throughout the year. Talks, workshops, and family-friendly activities make the museum a hub for cultural engagement. You can even hire spaces at Brampton to set up your own event or group.

In need of refreshment? Visit the Little Vintage Tea Room at Brampton for a range of drinks and snacks.

Visitor information


Brampton Museum

Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0QP
01782 619705

Free to all

Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Sunday: 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

Closed on Mondays.

Visitor information

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