On 18th May 1980, 57 people lost their lives when Mount St. Helens in the USA erupted, spreading destruction for many miles around. I remember watching the great plumes of ash tumbling up into the air as I watched the incident unfold on television as a child, thousands of milesRead More →

There are 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of today across the world. From the Saunders and Erebus volcanoes in Antarctica to Klyuschevskoy in Russia and Popocatepeti in Mexico. Living with volcanoes is an everyday part of people’s existence in many global communities, and our museums contain artefacts and archivesRead More →

At 9:58 pm on 10th April 2020, Anak Krakatoa (Child of Krakatoa) erupted into life, sending a column of ash and smoke 200 metres into the air; followed by a second longer eruption 30 minutes later that reached 500 metres towards space. This event inspired guest global storyteller, Max Robertson,Read More →