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Chapels, circuses and colour as Matisse's Cut-Outs thrill at Tate Modern

The most expansive exhibition of Henri Matisse's works in decades concentrates on the prolific final 17 years of his life in an exhibition recreating the excitement of the artist's studio.

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Lincoln Castle's £22 million restoration set to open to public on Magna Carta anniversary

The five-year restoration of William the Conqueror's 11th century castle will aim to draw global visitors to Lincolnshire on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, say organisers.

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Bronze Age skeleton of dagger-clutching Racton Man could have been a King or priest

Amy Roberts, Collections Officer at the Novium in Chichester, introduces the Bronze Age Racton Man whose imminent analysis could hold national importance.

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King's Cross shedmaster makes pilgrimage to Yorkshire as Mallard bids farewell

Peter Townend, who controlled the speed record-breaking Mallard during a 43-year railway career, travelled from Torquay to Durham for a final glimpse of its two sister engines.

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Cave bodies reveal good parenting skills and caring side of Neanderthals

Bodies and tools buried in caves have revealed that Neanderthals had strong bonds with their children and cared for the disabled, elderly and sick.

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Curator's Choice: The 19th century velocipede boneshaker bicycle in Yorkshire

Jennifer Dunne, the Collections Manager at Scarborough Museums Trust, on a bike far removed from the Tour de France's Grand Départ in Yorkshire this summer.

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Modern Titanics face greater iceberg peril, say experts on anniversary of ship sailing

New research shows that 1912 was a year of "raised but not exceptional" iceberg hazards, with the risk "likely to increase" in the future.

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Crapper to Modern Toss: Toilets by Twilight charts cistern history for Museums at Night

Pink toilet rolls, the Thomas Crapper seat, Carry on at your Convenience and "books about poo" all feature in a hot flush of a Museums at Night event in the Potteries.

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520 million-year-old swivel-eyed predator carried earliest cardiovascular system, say experts

A fossil found in China, related to modern insects, spiders, lobsters and millipedes, has one of the earliest blood vessel systems in a living animal, say Natural History Museum scientists.

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Classic motor history pictures to be revealed as Transport Museum begins overhaul

More than 200,000 photos from an archive once owned by an industrial powerhouse are to be catalogued in Coventry, where the Transport Museum's redevelopment has begun.

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Deirdre Barlow's prize glasses under watch as Coronation Street tours open to public

Ena Sharples' hair net, Hilda Ogden's curlers and Vera Duckworth's hooped earrings are among the exhibits as Coronation Street prepares to open for public tours.

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Cremated bones of Bronze Age tumour sufferer found hanging from Scottish cliff

Archaeologists investigating a cist, accompanied by a knife and food vessel within an eroding cliff on the Isle of Arran, say its remains come from a prehistoric cremation ceremony.

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Inside the new HMS Alliance and galleries at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

The only surviving British World War II-era submarine has reopened following a £7 million renovation, alongside the new £4.5 million Hear My Story galleries. Take a look.

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Tiny Yorkshire fishing museum appeals for memories of centuries-old marine industry

Nearly 50 years after saving the Filey Museum's 17th century home, the town's Historical Society are calling on the public to provide their memories for a new book.

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Curator's Choice: Black Death victims in emergency burial grounds beneath London

Lead Archaeologist Jay Carver on the scientific investigation behind the 14th century Black Death victims found in Farringdon.

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