Museum From Home

Cinderloo 1821-2021


A guest blog post about the Cinderloo Uprising in Telford of 1821.

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Medusa and the Lost Floor of Cliveden


Encaustic tile depicting Medusa, Minton & Co., 1895 American millionaire William Waldorf Astor bought Cliveden, a country house and estate in Buckinghamshire, in 1893 for $1.2m and set about…

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Shropshire Pit Girls


In the Ironbridge Gorge during the 19th century, women were employed in a variety of jobs from domestic service to making clay pipes and to painting tiles and china. In the coalfields however, the…

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A Tale of Two Dresses


An infant’s dress in our costume collection has a curious connection to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

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