Raven Mason Collection

One of the treasures of the University, this fascinating ceramics collection is displayed in the graceful surroundings of Keele Hall and is open for anyone to visit. It was lovingly created by brothers Ronald William and John Mason Raven. The collection contains many important pieces outlining the development of Mason ceramics in Staffordshire from the beginning of the nineteenth century. Dame Kathleen Raven, also made generous bequests and the entire collection is now on display.


September 2022
21st and 28th, 12-4pm

October 2022
5th, 12th,19th,26th - 12-4pm
15th/16th - 11-4pm

November 2022
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th -12-4pm

December 2022
7th, 14th, 12-4pm

NOTE: please check the webpages closer to your planned visit, there may be last minute changes. We try to update notification of cancellations as soon as we are aware but on rare occasion this may be very last minute due to unforseen circumstances. 

Raven Mason oral history project

The Raven Mason Collection would love to hear from you!

Did you work at Mason’s Ironstone, Hanley? What do you remember about it? Do you have stories to tell about what you did there? Would you like to take part in our project to record the history of this famous factory?

Image of factory workers in Mason factory

Contact Deb Skinner, Engagement Officer at the Raven Mason Collection to find out more about our exciting project!



Download the Raven Mason Leaflet

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