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City Centre Spitfire – Potteries Art Museum and Gallery

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The Spitfire RW388 is back at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery after 3 years away and a huge £5.4 million has been invested into its new glass fronted home. The Spitfire was designed by plane engineer Reginald Mitchell and the gallery design and build was completed by Morgan Sindall Construction.

Visitors can see the Spitfire from the 18th September so you can experience the wow factor and read some of the amazing inspiring stories located in the museum.

 

Did you know the Spitfire RW388 was built back in 1945?

The Spitfire was never fitted with weapons but that’s not to say it hasn’t got many stories to tell. It was in Germany after the Second World War ended and later towed targets for Naval ships.

The Spitfire RW388 is the centre piece in the new exhibition. The gallery has been funded through a successful bid for £210,000 from a joint funding pot run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation.

Further funding totalling £47,000 was also raised with help from Operation Spitfire, The Friends of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, and through visitors’ donations.

 

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