Welcome to The Raven Mason Collection

birdfront Neapolitan Ewer This important ceramic collection was lovingly created by brothers Ronald William and John Mason Raven; it is housed in Keele Hall within the University. It contains many important pieces outlining the development of Mason ceramics in Staffordshire from the beginning of the nineteenth century. In recent years their sister, Dame Kathleen Raven, also made generous bequests and the entire collection has recently been redisplayed.   

The collection is available by appointment to any interested party and will be of particular relevance to students with an interest in:

  • The Staffordshire Ceramics Industry and its History

  • Product Design

  • Victorian Studies

  • Economic & Social History

  • Business Studies




Visitor Guide

Download the Raven Mason Collection - Visitor Guide here.

Raven Mason Open Days 2016

Thursday 21 January 2016 | Saturday 20 February 2016 |Sunday 28 February 2016 |Saturday 5 March 2016 |Sunday 5 June 2016 |Saturday 18 June 2016 |Sunday 21 August 2016 | Saturday 17 September 2016

Open Days 2015, 10am - 4pm
Raven M
ason Suite, Keele Hall

Raven Mason - The Complete Collection‌

For the first time since the Raven Mason Trust was formed,  its complete collection of Mason's Porcelain, Ironstone and Bone China will come out of reserve and be displayed at the Raven Mason Suite in historic Keele Hall. The Raven family collection is a unique assemblage, and a lasting legacy of their interest in this famous factory.  

Following the success of two important loan exhibitions, this display will be the largest the Trust has mounted and due to the increased exhibition space now available, it will feature similar non Mason’s items and other donated pieces which have not previously been exhibited. The exhibition will span the history of the company with items from the earliest porcelain made by the founder Miles Mason through to pieces with Royal connections made towards the end of the life of the famous and much loved Broad Street Factory in Hanley.

This is a long awaited "must see" exhibition for all lovers of Mason's throughout the world.

Open Days – FREE