History & Heritage

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Radical poster pioneer Paul Peter Piech celebrated at People's History Museum

A major retrospective of the career of artist, humanitarian and radical poster campaigner Paul Peter Piech opens at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond dives headlong into mental health at the Wellcome Collection

Are museums the right place for discussions about social issues, and should their exhibitions tackle them? Rachel Teskey takes a look at the Wellcome's new show, which starts with the 13th century Bethlem Royal Hospital.

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Grunts and Grapples: These are the stars who made wrestling great for four decades in Britain

In its World of Sport slot on Saturday teatime, wrestling became an ITV ratings winner between 1955 and 1989. Now a new exhibition in Tunbridge Wells is showing off costumes, posters and a Jeremy......

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This is the only surviving artificial leg made in Glasgow for a limbless First World War soldier

This is the only known surviving Erskine leg. It’s a right leg made for Erskine House - then known as a hospital for limbless sailors and soldiers - at some point between 1916 and 1918.

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"It was a backward time": First ever exhibition of Cumbria's LGBT history opens in Carlisle

As the first ever exhibition of Cumbria's LGBT history opens at Tullie House, one of the revolutionaries, Kizzy Saulys, who moved to Carlisle in 1966, reflects on decades of progress.

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Roman gold finger ring with intaglio of Roman god Mercury among treasures declared in Wales

A Roman gold finger ring, a silver post-medieval seal matrix and a small medieval brooch are three of the newly-declared archaeological treasures in Wales. See them here.

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"It costs £8 for a potato": The London locations where Bridget Jones's Baby was filmed

Back in the city for a third outing, the latest Bridget Jones film visits locations it might not have been allowed into back in 2001, say its producers.

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The Victorian Society's Top Ten Endangered buildings of 2016

The Victorian Society reveals its top ten endangered buildings of 2016 with everything from a sprawling Catholic seminary to a red brick Gothic orphanage crying out for a rescue plan.

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Archaeologists have dived to the remains of an 18th century Dutch ship wrecked off the Kent coast

The wreck of the Dutch East Indiaman, which sank on the Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent in January 1740, is being revisited by marine archaeologists from Historic England and the Netherlands.

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Medieval ice skates and a 1,800-year-old dog skull: 17 archaeological treasures from the Museum of London

In 1975, the General Post Office on Newgate Street became one of the largest archaeological sites ever dug in London. Now some of its most prized finds have gone on display. Here are 17 of them.

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