March 6 2015 Latest news:
A Late Bronze Age hoard of four gold and copper artefacts, which are thought to be dated to around 1000-800 BC, or 3,000-2,800 years ago, have now been declared treasure by H.M. Coroner for North West Wales.
A book that helped King Henry VIII to build his case against the Pope, and annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock in Cornwall and is now on display to the public.
A staggering 25 tonnes of pigeon poo, measuring almost 3ft-deep, has been removed from the 14th-century towers of Landgate Arch in Rye.
A series of unauthorised archaeological excavations along Hadrian’s Wall has raised concerns about the impact such activity is having on the ancient structure.
Brooklands Museum set to restore world’s first purpose-built motor-racing circuit as part of its latest developments, the largest endeavour the Museum has ever embarked on.
The Skeleton of a Stone Age woman discovered in Llandudno in North Wales over 100 years ago is to go on permanent display in Llandudno Museum for the first time since its discovery.
A range of fascinating items go on display at The Atkinson in Southport as it opens a new permanent exhibition exploring 10,000 years of history along the Sefton coast.
Award-winning national art museum Compton Verney project aims to preserve, restore and celebrate an outstanding ‘Capability’ Brown park, which includes a rare, Brown-designed and Grade I-listed Chapel.
The Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded over £3m to restore the SS Daniel Adamson in order to open the vessel to the public.
The National Trust is to receive £3.9m in grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a major project at Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received a confirmed grant of £417,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the ‘Dynamic Druridge’ project.
The V&A has now successfully raised the money to acquire four highly important bronze angels originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, chief advisor to King Henry VIII, and once one of the most powerful men in England.
William Shakespeare’s grand family home in Stratford-upon-Avon was razed in 1702. Now the site of Shakespeare’s New Place, his last home, is set to become a major new landmark attraction, thanks to a confirmed grant of £1,815,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Harbour Porpoise sightings off Scotland’s west coast increased by 25 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous year while sightings of Basking Sharks unexpectedly fell by 33 per cent, during marine research expeditions carried out by Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
The installation of a 25.2m Blue Whale skeleton will be part of a complete re-display of the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall that will help to relay the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Experts believe they have found the only surviving Michelangelo bronzes in the world.
English Heritage opens up an exclusive area of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight as a holiday cottage.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine, launches the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition – its annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos, whether they are striking pictures of vast galaxies millions of light years away, or dramatic images of the night sky much closer to home.
A £6m project sees a new bridge installed at Harlech Castle allowing visitors to enter the site through the original historic entrance for the first time in over 600 years.
Cardigan Castle will be opening its door to the public this April having previously been unoccupied since 1996.
From 10 February, visitors to Dulwich Picture Gallery will be set the challenge to identify a Chinese replica among the 270 Old Master paintings on display.
The Royal Mint is commemorating 50 years since the death of Sir Winston Churchill with a new limited edition £20 coin.
Manx National Heritage is loaning some of the Isle of Man’s Viking artefacts for a major exhibition, called Viking Voyagers, at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
The Whitworth art gallery, part of The University of Manchester, will reopen its doors on 14 February following a £15 million transformation.
While trains may not always run on time, the architectural delights of many of Britain’s historic railway stations have long provided a point of interest during the daily commute, as demonstrated in ‘The English Railway Station’, a new book by Steven Parissien, published by English Heritage, which charts over 200 years of architectural and social advancement. Click on the gallery link below to view a selection of images from the book.
One of the largest hoards of ancient coins to be uncovered in Britain has been discovered in Buckinghamshire.
The Peter Pan Trust has received significant funding towards its goal of converting the Dumfries house that inspired JM Barrie to write ‘Peter Pan’ into a centre for children’s literature and storytelling.