Work & Daily Life
Explore the social history of Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources collected from 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.
Museums at Night created a rare chance to sneak inside a 19th century London house, complete with waiting Victorian residents. Richard Moss went to take a look.
Revisit the adventures of the Famous Five, the Secret Seven and lose yourself in the fantastical world of The Magic Faraway Tree at this family-friendly exhibition.
A major new gallery celebrating the life of Admiral Lord Nelson and his influence on the Royal Navy and British society during the 18th century is to open in October 2013.
From Alice in Wonderland and the characters of JRR Tolkein to Harry Potter and Abracadabra, the new exhibition at New Walk is a fairytale one.
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.
In what may be the most accurate representation of the King yet, a head based on scans carried out by Leicester Royal Infirmary will form a cranial summer centrepiece in York.
From a Bank Holiday party in Cambridge to the inspiring Museums at Night and the opening of the £27 million Mary Rose Museum, here are our history highlights this month.
Taken from Anglo-Spanish historical resources, Cambridge University Library's new show features bandits, murderers, inmates and a gossip-hungry public.
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.
History lovers at the Oxford Preservation Trust will reopen the rooms where Shakespeare once stayed for a rare series of public tours on the 449th anniversary of his birth.
A set of churches along the Wolds of East and West Yorkshire, created by a baronet father-and-son more than a century ago, will open to the public for a weekend in May.
Representing a collaborative effort between curators in Belper, Buxton and Derby, a new exhibition features some inspiring examples from Derbyshire's creative history.
Using a hand-crafted wooden book and their mobile phone, visitors to Bristol's Watershed will be able to follow stories through the city streets in a new literary adventure.
Dot Dot Dash at the National Library of Wales traces key milestones of communication in Wales through film and audio archives, cartoons and retro gadgets.