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 →

Our family has a special letter written by my grandmother to one of her sisters on 20th May 1945. Back then, she lived in the Thornton Heath suburb of London, England, with my grandfather and father, who was a boy at the time. They had lived out the war onRead More →

Jimi Hendrix, The Who, the Rolling Stones and many more music legends performed at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Over 600,000 fans came from all over the world to a farm location in West Wight. It is still regarded as the world’s largest ever music gathering. Since then,Read More →