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

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

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

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

How Victorians Celebrated Celebrity in Ceramics

The exhibition Cultural Icons at Hove Museum earlier this year provided an opportunity to display some of the flatback ceramics from the Decorative Arts Collection. Previously housed in one of our stores, these historic flatback figures offer a glimpse of the … Continued

Celebrating 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, 1918-2018

Do You Vote? Their Fight Our Future On the 6 February 1918, eight million women, out of an electorate of twenty one, were given the opportunity to vote. Only women over the age of 30 with educational & property qualifications … Continued

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … 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

Hippies

Hippies emerged in the mid 1960s in the United States, particularly on the West Coast. The Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco became the centre of hippy culture, culminating in the ‘Summer of Love’ in 1967. They introduced or popularised many … 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

Rogues’ Gallery: Images of Crime and Punishment

This display features a wide range of serious crimes and lesser felonies of the 18th and early 19th centuries.  Some of the prints are cheap products of the gutter press while others are expensive copies of famous paintings. Some of … Continued



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