Roman Legionaries

14 02 2012


Saturday 18 February 10.30 am – 4pm 

Meet Roman soldiers from the Ermine Street Guard as they march through the museum on their way to battle. Armoured legionaries will be on hand to describe aspects of life in the Roman army during the occupation of ancient Britain.

There will be a Roman Artillery piece, known as a catapulta, which was a machine for throwing arrows or javelins and a ‘touch table’ containing Roman artefacts of all types.

Visitors will be encouraged to interact with these soldiers asking questions and examining items of kit and equipment on display. Also make a Roman mosaic paper picture to take home.


The land of the rising sun at the Potteries Museum

9 06 2011

Come experience a taste of Japanese culture at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, featuring an array of activities highlighting traditional customs and beliefs from Japan. Witness the 16th century Samurai warrior, resplendent in the armour of the day, carrying out authentic demonstrations and giving a glimpse into the military and social side of what it takes to be an elite warrior. Sample delicious sushi while listening to the powerful Taiko drums and haunting harp like melodies of the Koto, all while watching graceful Kimono dressed dancers enchant and enthral. Also on display will be the fascinating art of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, that brings together spirituality and the natural beauty of nature. Starting from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday June 18, this is one sun rise not to be missed.

Air Cadets make donation to Spitfire fund

8 06 2011

Cadets from 238 Hartshill Squadron, Air Training Corps presented a cheque for £2,000 to the Lord Mayor Denver Tolley at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Museum on Saturday May 21 at 10.30am, as a special donation to the fund to restore the museum’s historic Spitfire RW388.

The money was raised at the Air Training Corps 70th Anniversary dinner dance where the Lord Mayor was guest of honour, and was also attended by Spitfire creator Reginald Mitchell’s great nephew, Julian Mitchell, and Deputy Wing Commander, Squadron Leader Mark Brayford.

For flowers that last – buy beautiful handmade Gladstone bone china flowers

18 03 2011

For flowers that last – buy beautiful handmade Gladstone bone china flowers, perfect Mothers Day gift.

The Arctic Explorers are on a quest to The Potteries

3 03 2011


The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is holding a special event looking at aspects of the landscape and exploration in conjunction with the Minerals Make Mountains exhibition. Activities will include an 8.5 metre rock climbing wall for mixed abilities, a comic look at the equipment and organisation of the fateful British polar exhibition to the South Pole and a rather large and angry volcano named Mount Ephesus, which will erupt realistically with growling unpredictable earthquake noises, clouds of gas and steam and a simulated lava flow. Taking place on the 5th of March from 10.30 – 4.00, this is one expedition that’s worth exploring.

“A Gala of British Music”: In Celebration of the Royal Wedding

3 03 2011

On Sunday, March the 13th at 3.00pm, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery will be holding a special event with Keele Philharmonic Chamber Choir, MARS String Quartet and Keele Brass Quintet, in celebration of the royal wedding. Tickets available at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, £4 for adults and £2 concession. Come celebrate this very special wedding with the best classical music Stoke has to offer! For further information ask at the foyer.

City museum head and shoulders in front for world record attempt

2 03 2011

As you may already know, the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery took part in the world record attempt for the largest game of head, shoulders, knees and toes. The record is currently held by Bendigo South East College in Australia involving 1632 participants. On the 1st of March, at 11.00am, 40 people at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery took part in the event, joining hundreds of venues nationwide.
The bid forms part of the ‘I Can Chatterbox Challenge’ aiming to raise money for children throughout the UK who struggle with communication. One in ten children in the UK start school with a speech, language or communication need. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Chatterbox Challenge with 2011 also being the national year of communication. The results are still to be released, but the museum would like to thank all those who took part.