February is the month of love and The Potteries Museum has created a section on their website intended to bring a little romance into your lives.

Activities for children include making their own heart shaped bunting, decorative wreath and pop-up greetings card. They can also colour-in a special Valentine Ozzy and send a special card from their favourite feathered friend.

Discover ‘love’ in the museum’s collections with a range of objects from intimate ceramic figure groups to poignant sentimental messages sent from soldiers serving on the frontline during WW1 to their sweethearts back home. Find out about medieval posy rings and the messages of love inscribed on the bands.

Enjoy one of their past exhibitions ‘A Romantic Proposal’ which explored the ritual of courtship and learn about romantic blooms and symbolism.

And on Sunday 14 February from 2pm, Potteries Museum will host an online presentation with History’s Maid exploring the language of love. A stroke across the cheek with a fan, a single red rose, a bunch of tulips – all have secret meanings in the language of love.  When flirting was done on the sly, and love letters could be read by all and sundry, lovers resorted to all sorts of secretive ways of communicating. Find out more with History’s Maid and make your lockdown Valentine’s Day intriguing and unique. Tickets are priced at £6 plus booking fee and can be purchased here.




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