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Pablo Bronstein meditates on Baroque clocks and time travel for new pocket Tube map

Mon, 2015-06-01 00:00
One of the most widely viewed art commissions in the world, the pocket Tube map, gets a new cover courtesy of Pablo Bronstein's meditation on Baroque clocks and time travel.
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Cheshire's Lion Salt Works transformed from derelict factory site to multi-million pound museum

Sat, 2015-05-30 00:00
A painstaking £10.23 million restoration and refurbishment has transformed Cheshire's Lion Salt Works into what promises to be one of the finest industrial heritage museums in the country.
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Cambridge University Library reveals its rarely seen treasures for Waterloo200

Sat, 2015-05-30 00:00
A letter written from the body-strewn battlefield at Waterloo and a book from Napoleon’s personal library in exile go on display in Cambridge as a major Waterloo exhibition opens for Waterloo200.
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Archaeologists uncover evidence of sin and punishment at medieval priory

Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
Archaeologists who worked at the site of a medieval priory have revealed a variety of finds, from a woman buried face down to an array of decorated floor tiles.
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Plaque in Stoke Newington commemorates first bombs dropped on London during First World War

Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
A new plaque in Stoke Newington has been unveiled to commemorate the first bombs dropped on London during the First World War.
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What is the purpose of a public museum? Derby Museum could have the answer

Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
Collections should be able to inspire people’s heads, hearts and hands says Derby Museums head Jonathan Wallis as the city's celebration of its own diverse collection, A Common Treasury, sets out to question the purpose of a public museum.
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National Biscuit Day: See a biscuit found in Captain Scott's tent after his doomed Antarctic Expedition

Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
A biscuit owned by the Royal Engineers Museum Library and Archive was one of the last remaining items of food found in the tent of Scott, Wilson and Bowers.
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Keats House refurbishes its displays with more Keats treasures on show to the public

Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
Keats House reveals newly displayed objects from the poet's life, work and ill-fated relationship with the girl next door, Fanny Brawne.
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Anglo-Saxon warrior splendour: The "extremely significant" new finds from the Staffordshire Hoard

Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
Carried out with a £400,000 grant from Historic England, Birmingham Museums Trust and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery say their new research is “like a giant jigsaw puzzle".
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One More Time: Cornelia Parker unveils her giant clock at St Pancras station

Thu, 2015-05-28 00:00
Cornelia Parker has unveiled her second artwork in as many weeks with a giant clockface called One more Time at St Pancras station.
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"The ultimate in speed sailing": Moth master White aims to break women's nautical speed mile

Thu, 2015-05-28 00:00
Hannah White, the endurance sailor who will attempt to break the women's nautical speed mile record in 2016, has been introducing her Moth boat to the public at the Science Museum.
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Archaeologists to begin search for prehistoric "hut-circle landscape" in north-east Scotland

Wed, 2015-05-27 00:00
Airborne laser scanning and light detection techniques will be used to delve into areas of the Scottish landscape which archaeologists say had previously remained "unrecognised".
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Ten poignant objects and stories from the Jewish Museum's Journeys exhibition

Wed, 2015-05-27 00:00
The Jewish Museum has crowd-sourced its latest exhibition around the theme of journeys. Here are ten of the personal mementos, historic artefacts and fine artworks together with their stories.
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Where's Wolsey? Hunt is on to find the remains of Cardinal Wolsey in Leicester

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:00
Following the discovery of Richard III in a Leicester car park, there are hopes that the discovery of England's most famous cardinal could draw further attention to the city's rich medieval past.
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Archaeologists discover burials during conservation work on churches on the Hebrides

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:00
Archaeological work carried out before a major conservation project on two Hebridian churches has unearthed graves and other finds.
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Vicious, debased and blasphemous: Oxford academic uncovers scandalous side of Greek epic

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:00
An Oxford academic has uncovered a new, bloodier and far more scandalous side to the Theban chapter of what is known, along with the Trojan War and others, as the Epic Cycle.
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Triumph and disaster: Eight exhibits from the British Museum's show on Louis XIV as a Sun King

Mon, 2015-05-25 00:00
In the tercentenary year of Louis XIV's death, the British Museum reveals the medals made for a man intent on being known as a Sun King whose rays would warm and illuminate the world.
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Summer of Archaeology: Excavations to begin at estate with Anglo-Saxon roots and 12th century chapel

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00
The National Trust is preparing to begin its Summer of Archaeology project at Brockhampton Estate, the Herefordshire site built by a family recognised in a 12th century charter.
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Archaeologists find "fantastic" wooden butter churn and stakes used by Pagan tribe in medieval Staffordshire

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00
Archaeologists who have moved hundreds of thousands of tonnes of earth during a Network Rail dig say they have found artefacts from the time of the Staffordshire Hoard.
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Liverpool's Look/15: A photo festival of connections and dialogues

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00
Miranda Gavin runs the rule over Look/15, Liverpool's biennial photographic festival, which in 2015 is exploring themes of women, migration and memory.
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