Arranging Visit

The Raven Mason Collection is housed within the University campus and because of security issues admission to the collection is strictly by appointment. 

Please send an email to the address given below if you wish to arrange a visit.


Telephone: 01782 734340

The Raven Trust at Keele University
John Raven Room
Keele Hall
Keele University

Guided Tours

Tours of the collection can be arranged at £3 per head for groups from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 50 visitors. These tours are of approximately 45minutes duration. The collection is a non-profit making registered charity, this charge is levied to defray security and other running costs and to maintain the collection.


Students in full time education are admitted to the collection free on condition that they are in individual groups, (20 maximum) and accompanied by a tutor.

Connoisseur Lecture and Tour

By prior arrangement the Curator Harry Frost will give your group a fascinating talk entitled “The Mason’s and their Wares”, this will give an overview of this family of potters and the diverse range of ceramics they produced. Illustrated with slides, this seated talk will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions. Afterwards the Curator will conduct your party around the showcases and discuss unique items in the collection in more depth. This special event is of 2 hours duration and may be divided by coffee and biscuits. The basic cost without refreshments is £250 for groups up to a maximum of 40.


Our curator will be pleased to visit your organisation to give an illustrated talk on The Raven Mason Collection of Masons Ironstone and China and other English ceramics (fees apply).


The Raven Mason Suite is located in Keele Hall and is not easily accessible to those in wheelchairs

You can arrange a visit and/or a lecture by completing the following form. When you have submitted your details we will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your question or confirm your visit.

Your Details

Your Name:

Address & Postcode:  
How would you prefer to be contacted?
Date of proposed visit:

Which type of visit do you require?
Guided tour at £3 per head for 10-30 people: Proposed number of people:
Connoisseur Lecture and tour £250 for maximum of 40 people: Proposed number in group:


Refreshments may also be booked in advance (should you have any special dietary requirements, please make this known when booking).

Coffee/Tea (including biscuits) £2.50 per head Qty:

Selection of sandwiches, scone, cake and fruit platter with tea/coffee/orange juice / Mineral water:

£8.50 per head Qty:

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