The Borough Museum and Art Gallery's collection represents over 100 years of collecting. For the main part, the Collection is characterised by local scenes and artists alongside more regionally and nationally known artists. Being cheek by jowl with the Potteries our collection also includes some works by ceramic artists.
The Collection is based around a core of some 120 paintings donated to the Borough by Joseph Mayer in the 1880s. Notable in the Collection are works by Percy Jacomb-Hood, Jameson Middleton, Henry Lark Pratt and Robert William Buss.