April 18 2015 Latest news:
Queen’s House in Greenwich will be closing to the public on 27 July 2015 in order to undergo refurbishment and is due to reopen on 4 July 2016 in time for the 400th anniversary since the building was designed and commissioned.
Leading specialist publisher The Chelsea Magazine Company has acquired Discover Britain from Archant Community Media for an undisclosed sum. In addition to Discover Britain two further coffee-table consumer titles, The English Garden and The English Home will also transfer to Chelsea Magazines ownership.
The Museum of Brands will be moving to new, larger premises at the London Lighthouse building in Notting Hill to accommodate the museum’s growth and increasing visitor numbers.
The Victorian theatre and BBC Studios at Alexandra Palace are just two of the areas that will be brought back to life with the help of new funding.
New £430,000 water park sees visitors to the Falkirk Wheel piloting boats and walking on water.
York Art Gallery’s transformation will see it have 60 per cent more exhibition space, with a suite of three galleries able to house major touring exhibitions for the first time.
The desk on which ‘Great Expectations’, ‘Our Mutual Friend’ and ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ were written to go on display at author’s former London home.
A rare medieval devotional panel, discovered by archaeologists from MOLA, is now on display at the Museum of London until 28 September 2015.
Fans of Bettys historic tearooms in Yorkshire will be able to enjoy a new reservation-only afternoon tea menu from May 2015.
From 27 March, the National Trust’s Upton House in Warwickshire will be turning back the clock to 1939 when the house became home to the family-owned merchant bank M. Samuel and Co., while the family moved out to the Dorchester Hotel in London to take part in the war efforts.
A collection of humorous cartoons by William Heath Robinson has been saved for the nation and is due to go on public display in Greater London from April 2016.
Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is offering visitors the chance to visit the property’s private apartments to get a glimpse into Marlborough family life until September this year.
Brighton residents are being given a unique chance to enjoy a 100m water slide to help raise money for the RNLI.
Set in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Renishaw Hall and Gardens has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Garden of the Year Award, awarded by the Historic Houses Association.
After the development of Crossrail, London’s rail-based transport network, unearthed the 16th-century Bedlam burial ground in London’s Liverpool Street, excavations have now begun in order to relocate the thousands of skeletons found at the site.
Some of Scotland’s most precious, interesting and unusual historical objects - and the stories behind them - can now be accessed at the click of a button.
A collection of single sheets, portfolios and illustrated books are among over 200 prints gifted by American artist Jim Dine to The British Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection.
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.