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Tower Bridge at 120: Ten museums, galleries and artists telling the tale of the landmark

Enter the Victorian Engine Rooms of Tower Bridge, find out when you can swim the Thames and see the ways in which artists have depicted the icon through the ages.

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Titanic Museum appeals for new home in bid to become one of world's best exhibitions

Facing the "massively difficult" task of its latest move, Lancashire's remarkable collection of Titanic exhibits needs a long-term home. Nigel Hampson explains his big plans.

An oil painting of Captain James Cook.

National Maritime Museum celebrates the great minds in the quest for Longitude

The new exhibition Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude, gives a unique insight into the historic development of accurate naval navigation.

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National Railway Museum launches quest to find the nation's favourite railway toy

The National Railway Museum in York is asking the public to nominate their favourite childhood railway toys ahead of a major exhibition about toys opening in spring 2015.

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COMPETITION: Win a copy of Finding Longitude

To celebrate the National Maritime Museum's new exhibition about the quest for Longitude and navigation, we have three copies of the sumptuous new accompanying book, Finding Longitude, to give away.

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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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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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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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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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Alexander McKee, the man who found the Mary Rose, remembered in Portsmouth bust

The man whose determination found the Mary Rose has been honoured with a sculpture at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where the HMS Warrior has also had good news.

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Exhibition faces up to taboo of trainspotting as artist takes "last radical stance"

Chosen from a shortlist of 120 artists, Andrew Cross will create art in honour of the 189th anniversary of trainspotting. It will, he says, ramp up the anticipation and drama.

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See inside the London Transport Museum's massive depot in one-off weekend opening

Featuring the the first ever mechanically-propelled public service bus - Walter Hancock’s Enterprise, built in 1833 - a one-off bus bonanza takes place this March.

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Spitfire Fighter plane takes to the roads in manoeuvre from Manchester to London

Having stood in the Museum of Science and Industry's Air and Space Hall for 19 years, technicians have dismantled a 1940s plane and sent it to the RAF Museum.

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