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Curious Caterpillars

18/05/202109:1718/05/2021 09:18

The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence and Alice surveyed the jungle. In every direction she could see mushrooms, each with their own caterpillar inhabitant. Each caterpillar was different, there were spiky ones and stripy ones, and one that looked like a fluffy little moustache. Alice does not initially like […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: Advice from a Caterpillar

06/05/202115:1523/06/2021 12:53Leave a Comment

Chapter 5 The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence and Alice surveyed the jungle. In every direction she could see mushrooms, each with their own caterpillar inhabitant. Each caterpillar was different, there were spiky ones and stripy ones, and one that looked like a fluffy little moustache. The original […]

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 […]

The Spitfire Gallery

27/04/202108:3511/11/2021 10:01Leave a Comment

Welcome to the home of the City’s Spitfire. The RAF donated Spitfire RW388 to Stoke-on-Trent in 1972. The aeroplane is a symbol of great design and engineering. It represents the link between Stoke-on-Trent and the Spitfire’s designer, Reginald Joseph Mitchell. Mitchell was born and educated in north Staffordshire He designed 24 different aeroplanes during his […]

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 […]