How to Explore the Museum from Home

It’s strange times we’re living in, and many of us are joining the working-from-home club or entering periods of social isolation. While our museum doors may be temporarily closed to the public, we’re fortunate enough that the wonders of the internet has made keeping everyone in touch easier than ever, and we’ll be using our […]

Getting a Lift – Potty Science Club

Hello and welcome to the seventh session of Potty Science Club. We hope you have found our previous experiments interesting and enjoyable. All our experiments are conducted in a home environment, not in a lab, and will be safe and simple using equipment and items you can find in your own home. The experiments will […]

Mysterious Mushrooms: Talking Treasures

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Join ‘fun guy’ and Curator of Natural Sciences Glenn Roadley for a look at Mysterious Mushrooms.

The Bald Eagle: Talking Treasures

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Happy 4th of July! To celebrate American Independence Day, today’s #PMAGTalkingTreasures finds Assistant Curator of Natural Sciences Olivia Beavers taking a look at the creature adopted as the country’s national emblem – The Bald Eagle.

Spitfire RW388 Returns

Last week saw Spitfire RW388 return to the museum after more than 3 years away at the workshops of Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd. The aeroplane arrived in four main pieces: fuselage, tail and the two wings. Each was craned onto the new cafe terrace and wheeled into the building, under the careful supervision of […]

Nautilus in a Bottle – Potty Science Club

Hello and welcome to Potty Science Club session number 6! All our experiments are conducted in a home environment, not in a lab, and will be safe and simple using equipment and items you can find in your own home. The experiments will reflect on an item or exhibit held in the Museum’s collections. Today’s […]

The Shelley display: Talking Exhibitions

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An introduction to the Shelley display at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery by Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller.

Green Sea Turtle shell: Talking Treasures

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Join Curator of Natural Sciences Glenn Roadley for today’s Talking Treasures as he looks at a fascinating object from our collections – the huge shell of a green sea turtle, which currently features in our Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition.

Bouncing Eggs – Potty Science Club

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Hello and welcome to Potty Science Club Episode Five!If this is the first time you have joined us you will find all our experiments are conducted in a home environment and not in a laboratory and will be safe and simple using equipment and items you can find in your own home. The experiments will […]

‘Curiouser and Curiouser: Alice’s Adventures in a Museum Wonderland’: Talking Exhibitions

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Want to know what goes into creating a great museum exhibition? Join Helen Cann and Andrew Brandscombe for the first of our Talking Exhibitions films – a behind the scenes look at the creation and setting up of ‘Curiouser and Curiouser! Alice’s Adventures in a Museum Wonderland’.

Stoke-on-Trent School of Art and Apprentice Ceramics: Talking Treasures

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Did you know that once upon a time each of Stoke-on-Trent’s six towns boasted its own school of art? Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller introduces us to those schools with a selection of student and apprentice pieces.