Literature & Music
Explore Britain's rich literary and musical heritage with events, features, news and web resources collected from hundreds of museums, archives, historic properties and libraries across the UK .
Wordsworth the War Poet emerges from the Napoleonic war clouds in Wordsworth, War and Waterloo in Grasmere
As Wordsworth, War & Waterloo opens at the Wordsworth Museum, Culture24 talks to Wordsworth expert Professor Simon Bainbridge about the great Lake District Romantic as a war poet.
Rare copies of books by William Blake, Lewis Carroll and the Marquis de Sade will go on show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this spring as part of an exploration of the Surrealist movement.
See the series of exchanges between Agatha Christie and her adoring fans, including a letter from a woman who spent more than a decade in a Romanian prison.
See the rarest edition of Alice's Adventures, going on show for one day only in Edinburgh, plus four other places where you can celebrate books today and beyond.
A book that helped Henry VIII to build his case against the Pope and annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, has been discovered at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock in Cornwall.
From a forensic reconstruction to a Lego re-imagining, the Robert Burns birthplace Museum is investigating the many faces of Scotland's favourite son.
The British Library is marking ten years of its groundbreaking Endangered Archives Programme by making over four million images from endangered archives all over the world available online.
New Place and Nash's House, where William Shakespeare's family lived for 19 years, have been awarded £1.8 million in funding ahead of the 400th anniversary of his death.
The National Library of Scotland will complete its 46-metre Muriel Spark archive, formed by the Edinburgh author's personal hoard, if a high-profile fundraising bid succeeds.
Inspired by a recent discovery at New York Public Library, librarians in Dundee found index cards of some of the questions asked by the public 70 years ago. Knickers and knickerbockers feature.
A scrap of paper found by chance at the huge archive of Benjamin Britten, in Aldeburgh, could represent the moment when the composer found inspiration for the famous choral work.
Charles Dickens described "affectionately patting" his "old acquaintance" - a sign which guarded a shop in London's bustling shopping quarter 150 years ago.
From a note left by Jane Austen to the dirty doodles left in some of our most priceless tomes, here's our top ten of the most popular literary history stories on Culture24.org.uk during 2014.