March 29 2015 Latest news:
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.
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.