Georgian and Victorian
Explore Britain's Georgian, Regency and Victorian heritage with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources gathered from hundreds of museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
The Gas Museum in the Norfolk town of Fakenham will light a lamp for the public this May. Chairman Mike Bridges tells us about pubs, cookers and the holes in every field.
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.
The magnificent Essex mansion will reopen to the public in April following works which have included the unveiling of a previously unseen nursery. Take a peep inside.
During the 17th century, chocolate was seen as a health-damaging drug. Unperturbed, the Earl of Sandwich tried to produce a frozen treat during the 1660s.
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.
Transport for London's Crossrail subsidiary has launched an exhibition of some of its incredible finds from sites across the city. See a few of the discoveries here.
The Victorian Society and Save Britain's Heritage will oppose plans to demolish part of Smithfield Market in an inquiry set to continue until the end of February.
Found in the attic of a house in County Durham, a large, punctuation-free embroidered panel by bygone stitcher Lorina Bulwer has joined a textile exhibition.
Archaeologists say human remains were dumped outside a medieval wall in an early 7th century building on the site of the current St Ffinan's church.
Fans of Austen and the Georgian period should make their way to the Fashion Museum in Bath where a series stunning original costumes take centre stage.
A revealing new online catalogue, compiled with devotion by a National Portrait Gallery archivist, reveals the remarkable life of one of the 19th century's best-known artists.
Devised entirely by volunteers, a museum full of maritime artefacts has reopened for the first time in two years.
From castles and fields to railway stations and log boats, dig up the past with us and come on a journey through some of the best archaeology finds of the year.
The British Library's wonderful collection shows Georgian Britain as a magnificent, intellectual, industrious and fun-loving place, says Emily Beeson.
Compton Verney has won a first round pass for their plans to restore and reinvigorate their celebrated park, designed by English landscape gardener Capability Brown.