Georgian and Victorian
Explore Britain's Georgian, Regency and Victorian heritage with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Those Victorians knew how to party...Ruth Hazard has a brush with Queen Victoria during an immersive Museums at Night at Lord Leighton's opulent gaff, Leighton House.
In June 1913 Emily Wilding Davison's cause of death was recorded as "misadventure". Bourne Hall Museum revisits the events of the day in a celebration of her life and the cause for which she died.
Experts say the man behind the 12th century History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth, wrote the famous book in the former chapel where he was a canon.
Ahead of his Museums at Night public sculpture project at the Ironbridge Gorge industrial heritage site on May 18, sculptor Julian Wild talks to Mark Sheerin about his ambitious plans.
Representing a collaborative effort between curators in Belper, Buxton and Derby, a new exhibition features some inspiring examples from Derbyshire's creative history.
The opulent surroundings of Sir John Soane’s dream house, Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing, are about to host the strange sculptural busts of Kathy Dalwood for a decadent banquet.
The new show the Holland Park home of former Royal Academy President Lord Leighton compares studio portraits of Victorian artists with shots of their more recent peers.
Stories of eighteenth century women who left their babies with poignant tokens at London children's home, the Foundling Hospital, are revealed at the Foundling Museum.
Audience-inspired theatre, peepshows, Victorian dueling, music, sketches and gentlemen poets: Norwich's Dragon Hall has a brilliant Museums at Night lined up.
Two of the greatest engines in the world, responsible for powering huge mills in Lancashire at the start of the 20th century, have been honoured along with their conservators.
Ironbridge Gorge displays some of its newly-acquired collection of more than 600 industrial landscapes by the artist Falcon Hildred, representing a lifetime of work.
Jamie Maddison continues his journey across the Mining Heritage Landscape of Cornwall by following an audio trail that uncovers the story of Botallack Mine, St Just.
Little is known about the man behind this intriguing collection of early photography, but the subjects reveal a life spent travelling overseas as well as a love of his local area.
The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a marble bust by Joseph Wilton of a key English radical of the 18th century who passionately supported the American Revolution.
Firework displays, river cruises, donkey rides and guided tours in the company of historians await visitors to the historic Ironbridge area on the River Severn for the next week.