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. 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.

2020 Open days:

**UPDATE: Open days are currently cancelled until further notice**

For the future, our usual open days are Wednesday afternoons, 2-4pm

And scheduled weekend open days are:

20 June 12-5pm

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

The Staffordshire Ceramics Industry and its History
Product Design
Victorian Studies
Economic & Social History
Business Studies


Download the Raven Mason Leaflet

Raven Mason Leaflet (6,844 KB)