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Wartime Pottery

06/05/202015:0106/05/2020 15:05Leave a Comment

At the outbreak of war in September 1939 pottery production was being scaled back. Many pottery workers were being called up into the forces, or had volunteered, while others left to do war work at the local munition factories and engineering works. While export orders declined rapidly, the British government was placing large orders to […]

Words from Objects

06/05/202011:1106/05/2020 11:16

On this page we bring together poems and creative writing inspired by the museum or documenting contemporary events. If you have a piece of writing you’d like to share here, please get in touch through Facebook, Twitter or

Potty Gardening Club: Make a Snail Tank

06/05/202007:5406/05/2020 08:43Leave a Comment

Slugs and snails are a common sight in gardens. They are molluscs, related to clams, squid and octopus. They are important animals as they eat rotting leaves, breaking them down and returning nutrients to the soil. You can make a tank for a snail to live in so you can watch and learn about it. […]

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, […]

The Potteries: The Clue is in the Crest.

01/05/202012:3201/05/2020 12:33Leave a Comment

Stoke-on-Trent is known far and wide as the ceramics capital of the world earning itself the title of ‘The Potteries’. To this day the name remains in use despite the huge changes in both the economy and landscape of the six towns that make up the City of Stoke-on-Trent.  Few obvious signs of the locality’s […]

The Thomas Twyford Bequest of Ceramics

29/04/202010:05Leave a Comment

We are often asked what the stories are behind some of the ceramic pieces in our collections, but few people ask about who generously gave or bequeathed them to the museum. People donate items to us for all sorts of reasons, and most people only give one or two pieces, but we do have some […]

Potty Gardening Club: Leaves

29/04/202009:0923/04/2020 09:42Leave a Comment

Hello again Potty Gardeners and welcome to our second week of the Potty Gardening Club. This week we are looking at leaves. Leaves provide food for many animals, including lots of different kinds of insects, as we discovered last week. But plants are not as defenseless as you may think. In fact, leaves are amazing […]

Build Your Own Spitfire

28/04/202016:0729/04/2020 08:33

Colour in and build your very own Spitfire. This famous Second World War aeroplane was designed by Reginald Mitchell, who was born and raised in The Potteries! Click on the boxes below to download the instructions and templates you need to build your very own Spitfire at home

Science at Night | 2018

28/04/202013:1128/04/2020 13:19

Supported by Staffordshire and Keele Universities, The Natural History Museum and funded by the Horizon 2020 European Fund, our European Researchers’ Night featured real space food, the psychology of being in space and a star appearance by Titan the Robot!

Colouring the Staffordshire Hoard

28/04/202007:5604/05/2020 10:54

We’re very impressed by all your Staffordshire Hoard colouring! If you haven’t already, you can find some patterns here.