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 […]

Walking on Water – Potty Science Club

21/04/202109:0021/04/2021 09:16Leave a Comment

Hello and welcome to The Potty Science Club. Here we’ll be experimenting using equipment and items you can find in your own home. All our experiments will be safe and simple and reflect an item or exhibit held in the Museum’s collections. So follow along with us and give it a go to become a […]

Talking Treasures: Toadstone Myths

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Settle down with a cuppa and join Olivia Beavers, our Assistant Curator of Natural Sciences, for a look at toadstones – what they are, and what they were thought to be in the past.

Talking Treasures: An Early Acquisition

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Grab a cuppa and join Senior Curator of ceramics Miranda Goodby for ‘An Early Acquisition’.

Talking Treasures: An Eggs-cellent Collection!

29/03/202108:5029/03/2021 08:51Leave a Comment

Get yourself a cuppa and join our Curator of Natural Sciences Glenn Roadley in the latest Talking Treasures film, ‘An Eggs-cellent Collection!’, for a behind the scenes look at some of the museum’s oology collection.

Spitfire Progress – Things are coming together (literally!)

Welcome to another, and long overdue, update on the restoration of Spitfire RW388. If you haven’t already seen them, our previous updates are all still available in the blog archives. The final stages of work are now all drawing together as even more parts of the aeroplane are fitted and fixed into place. So let’s […]

Talking Treasures: Eternal Spring by Auguste Rodin

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Grab yourself a cuppa and join Curator of Arts Samantha Howard for a look at this spring-inspired masterpiece.

Talking Treasures: New Hall Tea Service

15/03/202113:55Leave a Comment

Join Miranda Goody, our Senior Curator of Ceramics, for the fifth in our series of Talking Treasures films – New Hall Tea Service.

The Science Behind the Spitfire – Part 3: Excellent Engines

In celebration of British Science Week we continue our exploration of the Science Behind the Spitfire. The aeroplane is renowned for its performance and the important role it played during the Second World War. We will peel back the panels and discover some of the science behind the Spitfire’s success. Excellent Engines So far we’ve learned about the […]

Stories on the Mantlepiece: New Testament Staffordshire figures from the Duckworth Collection

08/03/202114:0908/03/2021 16:01Leave a Comment

In the 19th century the Staffordshire potters produced a multitude of colourful, sometimes naïve, figures of religious subjects. Some were depictions of biblical scenes drawn from the Old and New Testaments, others were figures of popular preachers or reflected contemporary concerns, such as the Temperance movement. They sold in their thousands and were displayed in […]

Talking Treasures: Blue John Fluorite

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Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy this short talk with Olivia Beavers, Assistant Curator of Natural Science at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.