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“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!”

30/07/202007:42Leave a Comment

The school holidays have officially started and while we may not be going abroad on holiday, many of us are looking forward to short breaks or days out in this country. The concept of a fortnight away in the sun is quite a modern one. It was not until 1938 that the Holidays with Pay […]

‘To My Father from your Loving Son: A Message from the Front

17/06/202009:0017/06/2020 15:40Leave a Comment

Fathers’ Day is a day of honouring fathers and many of us will be sending cards and gifts to celebrate. The day itself is relatively recent, having been introduced to Britain some time after the Second World War, nevertheless there is a long tradition of honouring and showing appreciation to one’s father.

10 Questions – The Stone Age

05/05/202011:2207/05/2020 12:20Leave a Comment

An introduction to the Stone Age in 10 questions. Watch or read this quick guide below. Hello, this is Joe from The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and for any of you who might be home schooling at the moment, or home learning, or just might be a little bit curious, here are 10 questions, […]

49 Years, 11 Months

09/06/202010:52Leave a Comment

The history of Potteries Motor Traction Ltd (PMT) can be traced back into the 19th century. So it’s no surprise that the museum collections include objects, photographs and ephemera relating the company. We continue to grow this part of our archive with four objects recently donated by the family of Reginald Johnson. They entail a […]

A Nurse’s Autograph Book

10/12/201813:1504/05/2020 15:18Leave a Comment

I only re-joined the team here at The Potteries Museum a few months ago. It’s been a pleasure reacquainting myself with the collections and exhibitions. One of the best bits of being a new curator is getting to know the many objects in your care and the thrill of discovery as you do so. Taking […]

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

02/12/202002:3001/12/2020 15:28Leave a Comment

The tree is up, the lights are on and carols are in the air at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Many of the exhibits in the Natural History Gallery lend themselves to a Christmas theme and one of them is the star of one of our most well-known and mysterious Christmas carols – The […]

A Unique Memorial

11/11/201911:14Leave a Comment

Visitors to the museum last November (2018) may remember seeing our exhibition, For The Fallen, which was centered around a unique, painted wall hanging, created to commemorate and honour the 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. One year later, at this time of remembrance, I wanted to revisit the history and meaning of this special object. […]

Advent Calendar 2020 – 1st

01/12/202010:1301/12/2020 10:43

Spanish Dancers This figure is playing a friction drum  – or zambomba – a traditional  instrument comprising an earthenware pot with a membrane stretched over it. This is then vibrated to produce a sound using the stick which pierces the membrane. The zambomba is a traditional Spanish instrument which was often used at Christmas time […]

An Ideal Gift for Father’s Day?

11/06/202012:1611/06/2020 12:24Leave a Comment

Father’s Day, marked on the third Sunday in June, was ‘invented’ in 1910 in the USA and was only slowly adopted in the UK. Since World War II, however, it has been much more widely celebrated and this year, once again, fathers across the country will be receiving cards and gifts. What to get men […]

Ancient Greeks

17/06/202009:3517/06/2020 09:41

Learn about Ancient Greek Myths and Legends and Greek pottery. Ancient Greeks Fact Sheet The Story of Demeter and Persephone The Story of Heracles The Story of Perseus The Story of Zeus and Europa Gods of Ancient Greece Monsters Greek Patterns The Story of the Trojan War More information on Ancient Greek pottery in The […]