The best way to learn about silver is to see it and, most importantly, to handle it. It is always possible to handle items for sale at fairs, auction houses and with dealers. See News and events and Where to buy silver.
See links for a selection of museums with good collections of silver, but there are of course hundreds of others. Some museums occasionally hold sessions when it is possible to learn through handling.
There are usually a small number of special exhibitions each year devoted to silver, in addition to which silver regularly features as part of exhibitions with a broad-ranging title or related subject matter. See News and events.
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Photo: The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath.