Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

potato block print pattern

14 Jun 2013

Make your own potato block print pattern

05 Jun 2013

George Cruikshank: Satirising the Eastern trade

08 May 2013

Make your own penguin softie
search and rescue hat

19 Mar 2013

How to make a search and rescue hat

14 Feb 2013

Mrs Cook's Valentine's Day

16 Nov 2012

The Prince of Pickpockets who stole our imagination with a swagger

28 Sep 2012

William Dampier - Buccaneer, Explorer, Hydrographer and sometime Captain

07 Aug 2012

Shaping the unknown land to the South

23 May 2012

Object of the Week : The convict artist Richard Browne