Historic Buildings

From stately homes to 20th century office blocks - explore Britain's built heritage with news, event listings, features and web resources collected from historic sites across the UK.

"It's so grand": Theatre masters dreamthinkspeak on life in Blackpool's famous Winter Gardens

Taking Blackpool’s listed 19th century Winter Gardens as their home, dreamthinkspeak’s new work features a woman who spends 50 years living in the old building.

A photo of a female archaeologist standing in a victorian plunge pool in northampton

Archaeologists have found a plunge pool which could have been part of a healthy living fad in the late 19th century

A plunge pool could have been created during a pre-war period when people valued the health benefits of jumping into cold water, say archaeologists helping to transform Delapre Abbey in Northampton.

A photo of a skeleton being dug up at Hillsborough castle in belfast, northern ireland

This female skeleton has been discovered at an ancient burial ground on the site of the Queen's Hillsborough Castle residence in Northern Ireland

Hundreds of volunteers have helped unearth a female skeleton which could be 1,000 years old and point to a long-gone medieval church at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Grave Encounters: The UK's best heritage cemeteries and graveyards

Culture24 takes a look at Britain's best and most beautiful cemeteries and graveyards. From Iona Island in Scotland to Arnos Vale in Bristol and, of course, Highgate Cemetery in London, these are......

A photo of a child in a museum as part of the Kids in Museums campaign

Mummification, breadmaking and a manifesto for children: Family Friendly Museum Award nominees announced

Two museums in Wales, three in Sussex and Hampton Court Palace are among the names on the ten-venue shortlist for this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award.

A compendium photo of three book covers

Win all three books shortlisted for the British Archaeological Awards 2016

Studies of St Kilda and Stonehenge and the history of the Welsh slate industry: We have all three shortlisted books from the British Archaeological Awards to give away in our archaeology books......

a black and white photo of two girls playing with a ball on Blackpool beach with the tower in the background

The Great British seaside museum collections come together for Seaside Heritage project

As a new seaside heritage project is launched by Scarborough Museums Trust, we sample some of the great seaside collections in museums across the UK.

A photo of a bronze sculpture of a small boy urinating in the city of brussels museum in belgium

Object of the Week: This peeing little boy was cast in bronze in Belgium almost 400 years ago

The emblem of the city on a street corner of Brussels, the Mannekin-Pis is a constantly reinterpreted statue of a wee boy relieving himself.

A photo of a large historic house, Clandon Park, after it has been gutted by a major fire

"Daunting is an understatement": The battle by archaeologists to save a burnt-out mansion

Catherine Edwards was one of four archaeologists faced with the task of a salvage operation at Clandon Park, in Surrey, after a huge electrical fire. She describes the mission to save artefacts from......

a photo of a brick built room with star motif marble floor in its centre

Restoration uncovers secrets of Cliveden's underground chamber

Renovations of a vaulted chamber beneath the National Trust property Cliveden in Berkshire have offered clues to its original purpose and the public are invited to take a look.

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