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Make a Water Magnifier – Potty Science Club

05/05/202110:0004/05/2021 09:11Leave a Comment

We hope you had a go at our last experiment – How did you get on? Did you manage to float a paperclip? In this session we will be continuing our experiments with water. In the Natural Science Gallery at The Potteries Museum we have some splendid exhibits of large fishes. But sometimes fishes can look […]

The Dodo

28/04/202111:3528/04/2021 11:38

The Dodo in Alice in Wonderland was inspired by the Oxford Dodo – a Dodo on display at the Oxford University Natural History Museum. Dodo’s were giant ground pigeons – flightless birds that only lived on the island of Mauritius. It is thought that the birds lost their ability to fly due to the lack […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

23/04/202109:5406/05/2021 15:08Leave a Comment

Chapter 4 It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again and looking about anxiously, as if it had lost something; it was muttering “The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll have me executed! Where CAN I have dropped them, I wonder?” Alice guessed in a moment that […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Caucus-Race

22/04/202110:0112/05/2021 14:38Leave a Comment

Chapter 3 “But what IS a Caucus-race, exactly?” asked Alice. “Well, I think the best way to explain what a Caucus-race is, is to have a Caucus-race!” said the Dodo, already marking out a racecourse in a sort of circle. There was no: ‘ready, set, go!’. Instead, they ran whenever they liked, and left off […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Pool of Tears

21/04/202109:0406/05/2021 14:55Leave a Comment

Chapter 2 Walking down the hall, led by even more paintings, Alice entered a room with glass cases everywhere. They were filled with all kinds of trinkets and curiosities. There were fans, bonnets, and an extravagant dress her sister would have fawned over for hours.   Before she had chance to go further, she heard […]

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 […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: Down the Rabbit Hole

20/04/202111:2023/04/2021 10:37Leave a Comment

Chapter 1 Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and having nothing to do. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice “without […]

Curiouser and Curiouser!

08/04/202109:4124/05/2021 11:48Leave a Comment

At The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery from May 17th 2021 It’s a story familiar to almost everyone, a magical adventure which has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times. ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ has entertained children and adults alike for over 150 years. Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen-name Lewis Carroll, […]

Exhibition1

01/04/202111:2819/04/2021 11:03Leave a Comment

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‘Eternal Spring’ by Auguste Rodin

31/03/202112:4031/03/2021 12:48

Eternal Spring by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin is mounted on a metre-high plinth inside the entrance of the Fine Art Gallery. The bronze sculpture measures almost a metre in length and stands at just over half a metre high. It depicts the nude figures of a man and a woman locked in a passionate embrace. […]