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 .
Whether you want to read about Richard III's theatre visits, the immigrants who changed British culture or Cornish folklore, here are ten places which keep the pages of history turning.
The Prince of Wales's 18th century letter, advising the future King George III in a checklist shortly before the writer's premature death, is about to go on public show.
London's Cartoon Museum marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the satirical show which shocked and launched careers during the 1980s and 1990s.
Shakespeare's First Folio and a pair of Iron Age gold torcs will switch homes between the Yorkshire Museum and Craven Museum in a four-month switch.
Some of the world's leading authors help to portray key characters from stories for children in a colourful April exhibition, 26 Characters, at Oxford's Story Museum.
A Valentine's Day card from 1900, sporting real hair in part of a moustache attached to it, shows the Victorians were often far from prim and proper, say curators.
All was not sweet and sentimental in Victorian London. Keep your flame flickering with these accusations of falseness and ex-wives in bottles from the Museum of London's collection.
Sculptor Martin Jennings says his sculpture of Charles Dickens, made in his hometown of Portsmouth, expresses the "energy and richness of imagination" of the author.
On the 300th anniversary of his composition playing at King George II's coronation, a major exhibition is all about the creative philanthropy of George Frideric Handel.
A fragment of handwriting from the pen of Jane Austen, written in 1814 and later pasted into a First Edition of The Memoirs of Jane Austen, is being examined by conservators.
A harpischord from almost 250 years ago - restored to allow special recitals - and Flemish virginals from the 16th century are among the highlights in a new display at the Horniman.
Author JK Rowling writes that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone "changed my life forever" in a first edition of the book which is going on brief display in Edinburgh.
Professor Bill Burgwinkle on the legends of Arthur, Lancelot and the Round Table, strangulation and a period of language sometimes written out of literary history.
Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.
The century-old letters of an assistant zoologist who could have saved the British Antarctic Expedition party are to go on show for the first time at the Polar Museum.