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The Paper Hurricane

01/09/202114:5421/09/2021 11:33Leave a Comment

Engineering meets Art – The Paper Hurricane Suhail Shaikh, 2021 This 1:3 scale sculpture of the Hawker Hurricane is made entirely out of paper. The use of simple material, cut and glued by hand, echoes the traditional construction of the original. The skeletal frame reveals its complexity, including a fully detailed engine, saluting the excellence […]

Cylinder Bank

01/09/202114:4315/09/2021 15:35Leave a Comment

Merlin Engine Cylinders This is a bank of six cylinders from a Merlin engine. Air and fuel are burnt inside the cylinders to move the pistons up and down. A crankshaft converts the up-and down-motion of the pistons into a round-and-round motion, turning a shaft connected to the propeller. The ‘four-stroke’ cycle: The piston moves […]

The Grantham Climate Art Prize

01/09/202109:3128/10/2021 09:25

Powerful Stoke mural calls for action on local species loss as UN climate change conference ahead of COP26 Impactful mural unveiled in Middleport, designed by 23-year-old, highlighting humanity’s impact on nature Mural is one of seven designs by 12 – 25-year-olds painted by street artists as public murals for the Grantham Climate Art Prize 2021, […]

Hispano Cannon

31/08/202114:3915/09/2021 13:13Leave a Comment

20mm Hispano Cannon Early Spitfires had eight machine guns but they weren’t very effective against large, armoured bombers. Spitfires were quickly adapted to also carry cannons. They fired a 20mm x 110mm shell that exploded on impact. There were early problems fitting cannons to Spitfires. They had to be angled on their sides to fit […]

Which Spitfire?

31/08/202113:5215/09/2021 12:04Leave a Comment

More than 20,000 Spitfires were built between 1936 and 1948. The design was adapted and developed into many different variants. Here are some examples for you to compare. Some variants were vital to the war effort. The Mark IX competed with Germany’s new Focke Wulf Fw 190. Photo-reconnaissance Spitfires, like the Mark 19, flew long […]

Museum Flying Machine Challenge


To celebrate the return of the Spitfire to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the museum is setting you a challenge! Can you design and make a flying machine using sturdy but light everyday objects such as paper straws, balloons, paper cups, paper bags or the materials of your choosing? To help you could refer […]

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 […]

Spitfire RW388 Returns

01/07/202108:32Leave a Comment

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 […]