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The Parting Starts After Eight: a Stirrup Cup in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

In Charles Reade’s historic novel, The Cloister and the Hearth (1861), his character Gerard Brandt, an artist with ‘sensitive organs’ and a penchant for social blunders, is caught in a storm. He is tempted in to an inn by the … Continued

Mr Willett with his Granddaughter Joyce

Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in Newhaven, the youngest of eleven children and moved to Brighton in 1841. He ran the West Street Brewery … Continued

Willett Collection of Popular Pottery

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in Newhaven, the youngest of eleven children and moved to Brighton in 1841. He ran the West Street Brewery … Continued

The Death of Nelson Remembered in Pottery

Welcome back to our Cultural Icons series exploring the fascinating stories behind the people commemorated in flatback ornaments in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery in the Brighton Museum. Many of these Victorian souvenirs, which are only decorated on the front … Continued

Henry Willett (1823-1905)

Henry Willett, a founding father of Brighton Museum, was a man of great energy, enthusiasm and wide-ranging interests. He was born in 1823, the youngest of the eleven children of William Catt an energetic farmer and miller. His mother Hannah … Continued

A Lifeguardsman Attacking a Cuirassier at Waterloo" showing a soldier on a white horse sword fighting with another soldier on the ground whose horse is lying beside him. In the background are charging soldiers on horseback. 19th Century.

The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 18 in 1815 in what is now part of Belgium. Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated by a British-led coalition led by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Army. The battle marked … Continued

Novelty and Amusement in Victorian Ceramics

Welcome back to our Cultural Icons series exploring the fascinating stories behind the people commemorated in flatback ornaments in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery in the Brighton Museum. Many of these Victorian souvenirs, which are only decorated on the … Continued

Decolonising our Museums

Information and digital resources about people who are ethnically and culturally diverse and their histories and representation as reflected in our collections, the work of our museums and our community partners. Histories in Brighton & Hove For stories about people … Continued

Victorian Celebrities Immortalised in Ceramic

Welcome back to our Cultural Icons series exploring the fascinating stories behind the people commemorated in flatback ornaments in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery in the Brighton Museum. Many of these Victorian souvenirs, which are only decorated on the front … Continued

Royals in Ceramic Capture Victorian Hearts

Welcome back to our Cultural Icons series exploring the fascinating stories behind the people commemorated in flatback ornaments in the Willett Collection of Popular Pottery in the Brighton Museum. Many of these Victorian souvenirs, which are only decorated on the front … Continued

Bears in Brighton

From the end of July 2016 until early 2017 there will be a display on bears in history, art and popular culture on the North Balcony of Brighton Museum. It is curated by Lee Ismail, Curator of Natural Science at … Continued

Moineau Moqueur by Rene Lalique, c1930

Decorative Art

Our superb Decorative Art collection features a huge range of furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, furnishing textiles and a paper archive with items dated from around 1750 to the present day. The collection has been Designated of National Importance by Art … Continued

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