Secrets Of The Museum

Series 3

Series 3, Episode 6

3.0 5 x
At the V&A, a sculpture from Donatello's workshop gives up its secrets, artist Yinka Ilori amazes the team, and designer of the Intercity 125 train Sir Kenneth Grange is celebrated.

Series 3, Episode 5

3.0 9 x
At the V&A, the founder of Biba flies in to see a new donation saved from a skip. Josiah Wedgwood’s experiments go on show, and a beautiful fabric unseen for 170 years is revealed.

Series 3, Episode 4

4.0 6 x
At the V&A, Rodin’s sculptures are on the move, curators turn the page on a giant pop-up book, and photographer James Barnor reveals the tricks of his trade.

Series 3, Episode 3

3.0 21 x
At the V&A, curators must display the museum’s biggest-ever object, a bionic hand arrives and secrets of artist Eric Ravilious’s work for the Wedgwood company are uncovered.

Series 3, Episode 2

4.0 7 x
At the V&A, John Constable’s landscape prints are revealed, Minnie the Minx takes charge and the memento of a royal love affair goes on show.

Series 3, Episode 1

3.0 15 x
Behind the scenes at the V&A, a Beatrix Potter drawing leads to a new discovery, Tommy Cooper’s magic tricks are revealed, and a giant portrait by artist Kehinde Wiley arrives.
Series 2

Series 2, Episode 6 - Painting: The Great Renunciation of the Buddha

4.0 26 x
At the V&A, a Buddhist painting is a mystery, children’s art goes on show, and Josiah Wedgwood’s masterpiece - the Portland Vase -

Series 2, Episode 5 - Bags Inside Out/Churchill Despatch Box

4.0 25 x
Behind the scenes at the V&A, Winston Churchill’s despatch box needs attention, it’s removal day for a 350-year-old doll’s house, and a famous painting by Constable is on the move.

Series 2, Episode 4 - Bacchus Vase / Minton

4.5 49 x
At the V&A, Shirley Bassey’s favourite outfit must look its best for its debut, a Victorian vase gets a chance to shine, and a rare Chinese painting brings huge challenges.

Series 2, Episode 3 - Alice in Wonderland

4.0 56 x
At the V&A, a rare set of Lucian Freud prints creates a stir, a fragile 600-year-old tapestry is on the move, and a new exhibition attempts to bring Alice in Wonderland to life.
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