November 26 2014 Latest news:

Great Tapestry of Scotland, Battle of Bannockburn panel. Image by Alex Hewitt

Stirling Castle to display Great Tapestry of Scotland

Witness over 42 million years of Scottish history as Stirling Castle plays host to the Great Tapestry of Scotland in its entirety.

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National Videogame Archive

New National Videogame Archive to open in Nottingham

The National Media Museum has formed a cultural collection charting the history of videogames that will be opening to the public in spring 2015.

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Harvard House

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust opens Harvard House to the public

Harvard House, a Grade I-listed Elizabethan town house in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon has been opened as a new visitor attraction this month (November 2014).

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Features of the transformed Walpole Park. Photo: Peter Cook

Ealing’s historic Walpole Park now open

Recently opened to the public, Walpole Park in Ealing is part of the major restoration of Sir John Soane’s Grade I listed historic country home Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, on the northeast side of the park.

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Elgin Cathedral. Crown Copyright Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland to give away thousands of free attraction tickets to celebrate St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness are among 35 of Historic Scotland’s winter ticketed attractions participating in a free ticket giveaway.

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Tower Bridge, London. ©visitlondonimages/ britainonview

London’s Tower Bridge unveils new glass floor for high-level walkways

The addition of new glass floor panels in the high level walkways of Tower Bridge will allow visitors to get a unique view of bridge lifts and the world below.

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A Beginning and an End, Glencoe, Scotland. By Mark Littlejohn

View the winning images from the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards 2014

This year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year winners have been announced, with images showcasing Britain’s beautiful and varied landscapes, from London’s towering skyline to Scotland’s snow-capped mountains and everywhere in between!

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Prize winner: St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Derby. Photo: Tristan Poyser

Church architecture wins prizes

Awards for the best new and restored church architecture have been announced on 6 November at a ceremony held at Westminster Cathedral Hall, London.

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Audley End, Essex. © Robert Smith/StudioHire Ltd

Audley End House in Essex brought back to former splendour for 2015

English Heritage has invested a further £1 million to continue the conservation work being carried out at Audley End.

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Coffin Works, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Coffin Works resurrected as a visitor attraction

Working machinery, live demonstrations and guided tours are now all part of the newly opened Newman Brothers experience at the Coffin Works in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

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Doctor Who's Tardis on top of Caerphilly Castle. © Cadw, Welsh Assembly Government (Crown Copyright)

Cadw celebrates 30 years with 30 fascinating facts

Today (29 October), Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, marks 30 years since its creation, so to celebrate, here’re 30 fascinating facts you might not know about the organisation and its iconic monuments...

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Magna Carta

New Magna Carta trails launched for 2015

Six new Magna Carta trails have been created to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the charter.

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Eltham Palace living room. English Heritage

London’s Eltham Palace to open new rooms to the public

One of Britain’s best Art Deco Buildings to survive to this day, Eltham Palace will be opening five new rooms to the public in April 2015 following restoration work.

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Eastbourne Pier. ©English Heritage/Derek Kendall

English Heritage at Risk Register announced

Eastbourne Pier, a Cornish tin mine and the shipwreck Hazardous are among the sites to be added to the English Heritage at Risk Register this year.

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National Army Museum development

London’s National Army Museum undergoes £23m redevelopment project

The National Army Museum will be closed to the public until 2016 while a complete renovation is carried out.

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'Saving Treasures, Telling Stories' project will create a long-term collecting culture

Archaeology scheme in Wales to see museums working with public to build collections

The archaeology collections of national and local museums across Wales are to benefit from a new scheme that will see them working with members of the public who have stumbled upon archaeological finds.

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NMS new galleries

New galleries announced for National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland has received funding towards opening 10 new galleries showcasing important collections of decorative art, design, fashion and technology

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The Road Usage Lab

Winter Driving Worries? 5 Things To Know

Promotional feature - Driving in the winter season brings many concerns. For most Mums, the biggest concern is the children in the back seat! But if you’re faced with the school run, shopping, or a work commute, you don’t have a choice.

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Three views of a linch pin unearthed by University of Leicester archaeologists

Bronze relics from Celtic chariot found at Leicestershire hillfort

University of Leicester archaeologists have made an exciting discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot.

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Possibly the largest painting in Britain...the giant map of Wales

Pembroke Castle now home to largest painting in Britain (probably)

Historic Pembroke Castle, the great Welsh fortress where Henry VII was born, is now the site of one of the country’s most innovative visitor experiences. A suite of exciting digital and graphic enhancements is crowned by ‘The Great Map of Wales’, a large-scale representation of the country’s medieval heritage. At over 1100 sq m, larger than two tennis courts, Pembroke Castle’s Great Map is thought to be the largest painting in Britain.

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Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs. Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

New Michelin star restaurants announced in 2015 Michelin Guide

Fourteen British restaurants have gained their first coveted Michelin star for 2015 providing plenty of ideas for eating out.

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Finished with training, the Edwin L. Marks crew prepares to depart the US enroute to Hardwick UK. They flew a complete tour in mid 1944 including a trip on

New American Air Museum website now live and seeking your help

IWM Duxford has launched a new crowd-sourcing website for the American Air Museum, offering a digital record of the memories and stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) who found themselves serving their country from somewhere in England, during the Second World War. It also records the memories of the British people who met and befriended them.

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House. © Jill Jennings

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester reopens to the public

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester has reopened to the public following a £2.5 million renovation of the building that will allow it to become a centre for the understanding of the cultural and literary heritage of the Victorian novelist and her family.

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The Sill, Northumberland

Hadrian’s Wall new £11.2 million visitor centre gets green light

Plans for The Sill, an £11.2 million visitor centre that will replace the existing 1960s centre at Hadrian’s Wall has been given the go-ahead.

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Fireworks. Getty Images/(c) Jupiterimages

London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display to be ticketed for first time this year

Tickets now on sale for London’s internationally acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations

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Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall to undergo £1.6 million restoration project

Stockport’s Bramall Hall, a Tudor manor house set in acres of parkland, will now be closed to the public until spring 2016 as restoration and refurbishment work is carried out at the property.

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For the Fallen. On sale 1 October 2014

For the Fallen: New book provides photographic tribute to those who served in the First World War

Some of the UK’s most moving and beautiful war graves and memorials, from the impressive memorial in Tower Hill to the remote St Finnan’s Isle Burial Ground in Loch Sheil, are included in For the Fallen (1st Oct, AA Publishing, £25), a collection of stunning photographs by the highly acclaimed military photo journalist Michael St Maur Sheil.

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