Childhood and Education
Explore Britain's rich social history of education and schooling with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Mini-museums, a sound collection and hundreds of objects united for the first time in an exhibition linking objects donated by the public across 16 years.
Paddington, Pooh, Pudsey and the Care Bears are among the stars of a hugely popular show in Sunderland telling the story of more than a century of teddy bear designs.
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.
Mansfield Museum is revisiting the games of Christmas past with an entertaining trawl through some classic and not-so-classic board games dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.
The Royal Air Force Museum in London is planning a major retrospective in June 2013 celebrating the Airfix kit - but it needs the public to help complete its vision.
Two film screening sessions for Heritage Open Days at Scarborough Art Gallery show amazing footage from the history of the region, including egg collectors, bygone trains and skiffle legends.
English Heritage celebrates Blackpool in latest Quadriga Gallery exhibition at London's Wellington Arch
English Heritage's latest exhibition exploring the heritage of Britain at Wellington Arch focuses on the history of the Tower Ballroom and Winter Gardens of Blackpool.
When Catherine Cooke died in 2004, she left a formidable collection of Soviet Union ephemera. A display of them in Cambridge is an architectural journey through history.
The Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey reveals its first non-Watts exhibition with a thrilling exploration of paintings inspired by the work of Charles Dickens.
The artist creates "a snapshot of a vanished history" and "a window through time" with photos and exhibits remembering the counterculture of the mid-20th century.
A land of games and stories as some of the best bits from the V&A Museum of Childhood's collection arrive in a new show at Weston Park in Sheffield.