May 29 2015 Latest news:

Lovell at Sunset - Ant Holloway

Museums and heritage sites across Britain to benefit from nearly £100m of National Lottery investment

Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank, the world’s largest medical collection and the Great Central Railway are among a host of projects set to receive new National Lottery investment.

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Queen's House, Greenwich

Queen’s House in Greenwich to undergo refurbishment in time for 400th anniversary

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.

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Auckland Castle, County Durham

County Durham’s Auckland Castle to be restored

New £17m restoration project will see Auckland Castle, the 800 year old former palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham, restored to its former glory.

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Royal Mint

Royal Mint to offer public tours for the first time

The Royal Mint in South Wales to undergo £7.7m visitor centre project that will see it open its doors to the public for the first time in its 1,100 year history.

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Discover Britain May 2015 issue

The Chelsea Magazine Company acquires Discover Britain from Archant

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.

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Museum of Brands, London

London’s Museum of Brands set to move

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.

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Alexandra Palace. Getty Images/Miles Willis

Alexandra Palace awarded £18.8m of funding to restore historic spaces

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.

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Falkirk Wheel Water Play Area. Image by Peter Sandground

New water park opens at Scotland’s Falkirk Wheel

New £430,000 water park sees visitors to the Falkirk Wheel piloting boats and walking on water.

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York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery to be transformed by £8 million development

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.

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Charles Dicken's desk and chair

Charles Dickens’ desk saved for the nation

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.

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14th century lead-alloy devotional panel. © MOLA/ Andy Chopping

Rare medieval artefact goes on display at Museum of London

A rare medieval devotional panel, discovered by archaeologists from MOLA, is now on display at the Museum of London until 28 September 2015.

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