Stoke-on-Trent has a long history with industry and production and is famous for its steel, coal-mining, and pottery. Because of this, the city has several museums to showcase these products. For example, the former Chatterley Whitfield Colliery mining site is now a museum, and the World of Wedgwood and Gladstone Pottery Museum show off the city’s beautiful pottery wares. The area boasts several parks and historic houses. There is Trentham Monkey Forest to be explored and theme park Alton Towers is situated close by. Alongside pottery, Stoke-on-Trent has several arts venues including art galleries and Stoke Film Theatre which shows arthouse films. In addition, the city has a few outdoor sculptures. One of these is a steel statue called ‘Golden’, which features prisms with messages by residents, illuminated by LED lights. Those set on seeing some Stoke-on-Trent theatre or live music will want to head to one of the acclaimed performance venues in the city, such as concert space Victoria Hall or the Regent Theatre. Shows in Stoke-on-Trent encompass everything from stand-up and yearly pantomimes to fringe and touring pieces.