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

06/06/202111:5825/06/2021 12:02Leave a Comment

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.

Talking Treasures: Stoke-on-Trent Hospitality Wares

26/04/202108:50Leave a Comment

Join Assistant Curator of Ceramics Ben Miller for an insight into hospitality wares made in Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club

17/12/201914:5117/12/2019 14:57

PLEASE NOTE – our membership is fully subscribed, but get in touch if your child would like to be put on our waiting list. We are looking for Volunteer Assistants to join us in running Stoke-on-Trent YAC. Find out more. Stoke-on-Trent YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all […]

The Paper Hurricane: Part 2

20/09/202110:0017/09/2021 15:03Leave a Comment

Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this second installment, Suhail takes us through the detailed process of building the Hurricane. Suhail Shaikh, 2021 I started by diving into research on the plane […]

Memories of War

16/09/202115:1017/09/2021 11:57Leave a Comment

Everyone who experienced the Second World War has their own story to tell. It was a time of danger, loss, and anxiety. Yet for some, wartime activities at home or abroad also resulted in new friendships and opportunities. The photographs, films and displays in this area explore the stories of local people. If you have […]

The Spitfire Evolves

16/09/202110:5816/09/2021 12:25Leave a Comment

Spitfires were streamlined, all-metal fighters with large, curving wings and powerful Rolls-Royce engines. They proved their worth during the Battle of Britain and captured the imagination of the British public. Joe Smith led the Supermarine team after Reginald Mitchell’s death in 1937. The versatile Spitfire design was developed and updated to meet new wartime challenges. […]

Spitfire RW388

15/09/202109:3516/09/2021 10:25Leave a Comment

Our Spitfire was donated to Stoke-on-Trent in 1972 to honour the city’s connection to aeroplane designer Reginald Mitchell. Find out more about Spitfire RW388 through the pages and links below. Spitfire RW388 This Spitfire was built in Castle Bromwich in May 1945. It is a Spitfire Mark XVI (16) with shortened, ‘clipped’ wings and an […]

Journey to the Spitfire

01/09/202115:5216/09/2021 10:53Leave a Comment

Reginald Joseph Mitchell was one of the leading aeroplane designers of his generation. He was born in Butt Lane, Kidsgrove in 1895 and raised and educated in Stoke-on-Trent. He designed 24 different aeroplanes during his prolific career, before his death in 1937 aged only 42. Mitchell’s designs ranged from commercial flying boats, made from wood […]

Historic England Heritage Schools Programme

03/08/202114:0508/09/2021 10:45

Heritage Schools and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery developed and delivered an online training package to teachers. The training was based around some key individuals who all came from areas of ceramic excellence in Europe to work in Stoke-on-Trent. We looked at their stories, their work, impact and significance on local industry and culture. […]

Getting a Lift – Potty Science Club

14/07/202108:0014/07/2021 09:26Leave a Comment

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 […]