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.

The collection is 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

2020 Open days:

Wednesday afternoons, 2-4pm, 8 Jan-1 April, 22 April-10 June
23 Jan 12-4pm
8 Feb 12-4pm
19 Feb 2-4pm
14 March 12-4pm
4 April 12-4pm
20 June 12-5pm
29 June 2-5pm
20-24 July 12-5pm
3 Sept 2-5pm

Download the Raven Mason Leaflet

Raven Mason Leaflet (6,844 KB)