World War One technology to be explored at Potteries Museum


An event aiming to teach people about the scientific developments of World War One is coming to Stoke.

CSI: The Science of the Great War will bring together military experts, historians, scientists and forensic teams to explore significant developments in science and technology over the past 100 years.

The day long event at the Potteries Museum in Bethesda Street, Hanley, has been organised with the help of Staffordshire and Keele Universities and Stoke-on-Trent Archaeology Service.

Activities throughout the day will allow people to learn about trench archaeology, the chemical development of poison gas and make a periscope which was used to look over the top of trenches.

These will take place both inside the museum and on the grounds around the building, including the opportunity to see a professionally reconstructed replica bi-plane.

Visitors will be able to bring family photographs, letters and other items to a panel of experts who will help to identify them and reveal what these items say about a relative’s military history.

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has already installed an outdoor replica First World War trench system next to the museum to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war in 1914.

The activities will run from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 4th April. For more information, visit


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