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

2018 Open dates for the collection are as follows:

Saturday 16 June 2018 | 12.00 - 4.00pm
Monday 2 July 2018 | 3.00 - 6.30pm
Graduation Week: Tuesday 10 July: Wednesday 11 July, Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July 2018 | 12.00-5.00pm
Sunday 19 August 2018 | 12.00 - 4.00pm
Sunday 9 September 2018 | 11.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 13 October | Sunday 14 October 2018, 12.00 - 5.00pm