January 27 2015 Latest news:
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.
The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has added Elvis’s 1977 Cadillac Seville to its collection.
Conservation groups set to tackle the decline of Scottish wildcats across six key areas with the help of new funding.
An 18th-century lodge on the grounds of Highclere Castle has been renovated to be used as holiday accommodation.
Nominate your 1950s semi-detached house and see it replicated at Beamish’s new 1950s town.
Plans for a 6000sq m pedestrian footbridge in London featuring a new public garden free and open to all, has won the backing of the Mayor of London’s office.
Specialists from England, Wales and Scotland have spent months scientifically analysing a Bronze Age skeleton found with one of the earliest bronze weapons discovered in the UK.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will see HMS M.33 join its ranks in August 2015 as the only First World War ship to open to the public in time for her centenary.
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The Bedale Hoard reveals intricate Viking metalwork after months of conservation work sheds new light on Yorkshire’s Viking history.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be opening a new gallery on 27 March 2015 to tell the story of the sinking of Lusitania during the First World War.
Skomer Island off the Pembrokeshire coast has been designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, making it the first such zone in Wales.
Designs for a new bridge across the River Thames in London are expected to come flooding in as a competition has been launched internationally today (8 December 2014).
A bed, believed to be the oldest in Britain, dating to the 1570s, and lost for centuries, recently turned up at auction by Bonhams of London following a mysterious journey over 400 years.
The latest figures released show a decline in the numbers of Scotland’s terrestrial breeding birds found in recent years.
Discover Britain has been awarded silver in the Best Consumer Holiday Magazine category at this year’s British Travel Awards.
The story of Bristol’s aerospace industry will be the focus of a brand new centre at Filton airfield, one of the birthplaces of British aviation industry.