Edwardian to now
Explore the history of Britain since 1900 with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Swayed by his 16-year devotion to the cause, a global logistics company has given new backing to the bid to find Spitfire planes believed to have been buried in Burma.
Started by volunteers in 1986, a model of the Planet locomotive which was the first to whizz along the railway is being celebrated at the Museum of Science and Industry.
A single-engine plane which set a speed record on a one-man flight to Capetown in 1939 will fly again after being acquired by the Shuttleworth collection.
Fifty years after starting out in the city's Bullring, organisers at Ikon have invited some of their former gallery-fillers back as part of their 2014 exhibition programme.
Created for Britain's first post-war NHS hospital, the largest single artwork created by William Scott during his lifetime has gone on display to coincide with the Turner Prize exhibition.
A daring commander who took on the German High Seas Fleet and took part in Special Service will be remembered through his medals, which have gone to Gosport.
Ahead of a visit which will see her meet the famous locomotive for the first time, curators expect "colourful tales" from Henry Croucher's daughter at the Railway Museum.
From the jewellery of Elizabeth Taylor to ankle boots by Dolce & Gabbana, the V&A's spring exhibition drapes the gallery in the designs which have made Italy a fashion powerhouse. Here are a few of......
Ice Age tribes in Derbyshire, the return of a £2.3 million helmet in Cumbria and cabinets of curiosities in Lancashire and Devon - here are this month's history highlights.
Wales' First Minister, Carwyn Jones, this week launched the country's four-year centenary programme to commemorate the First World War.
20,000 visitors descended upon York's National Railway Museum at the weekend, including dozens of former railway workers from major sheds across Britain.
A £1.5m grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund will preserve Europe's only surviving unaltered First World War aerodrome and the story of its heroic pilots, 37 Squadron, Royal Flying Corp.
A supernatural display at The Lightbox in Woking - the town where HG Wells set the opening scenes of The War of the Worlds - includes Martian Tripods and original Daleks.
Its sibling locomotive, the speed record-breaking Mallard, may enjoy more of the limelight, but the loco known as Dwight is equally remarkable. We take a closer look.
On September 29, IWM Duxford will celebrate 1940s Britain with its Back to the Forties event. One of the re-enactors, vintage hair and make up expert Sarah Dunn, explains just why the 1940s continue......