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A black and white photo of a mother and her children reading a letter in 1916

Object of the Week: The family of a 16-year-old World War One hero learn of his posthumous honour

This is the moment when the mother of John Travers Cornwell – otherwise known as Jack or Boy Cornwell – was informed that he would receive a posthumous Victoria Cross.

A black and white photo of explorer James Wordie wearing glasses with a thick beard

Relatives of Shackleton explorer retrace Antarctic journey to fund digitisation of his diaries

Next week, a dozen relatives of James Wordie - the Chief Scientific Officer on Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition in 1915 - will follow in his footsteps, raising money to digitise his diaries.

A photo of people eating on a train

Tickets for return of Flying Scotsman to go on sale to public as steam legend nears return

Tickets to ride with the Flying Scotsman go sale on Friday as the steam legend prepares to reprise its record-breaking journey between London and York next February.

a colour photo of Flying Scotsman steaming past a signal box

Flying Scotsman 2016 exhibitions and inaugural run details released by National Railway Museum

Two exhibitions and first details of an inaguarl run have been announced by the National Railway Museum for the return of Flying Scotsman in February 2016.

A colour photograph of the Flying Scotsman in green livery at a railway station

National Railway Museum announces plans for 2016 return of Flying Scotsman

The National Railway Museum in York has today announced its outline programme for the long-awaited return of steam celebrity Flying Scotsman to the tracks in 2016.

A photo of female sailor Mary Lang at sea as part of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall's Mermaids exhibition

Mermaids: Women at Sea, Maritime Museum uncovers the hidden histories of seafaring heroines

From maritime adventurer Mary Lang to the Mermaid of Zennor, The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall is celebrating seafaring heroines with a major autumn exhibition.

A photo of a small silver knight's head against a green vintage bus at Greater Manchester Transport Museum

"It may be on sale on eBay": Museum appeals to Manchester public to help find stolen "knight in shining armour"

A museum is appealing to the public to help track down "heartless" thieves who stole a precious four-inch high silver bust of a knight’s head from a locked cabinet.

A photograph of a gun carriage

Blast from the past - unique gun carriage of 17th century ship dredged from deep off Southend Pier

A unique Charles II gun carriage estimated to weigh a ton has been brought ashore from its resting place off Southend Pier, Essex.

A museum photo of the Bluebird Electric Car which broke the electric world speed

Object of the Week: The Bluebird Electric car which Don Wales broke the speed record in

The Bluebird Electric broke the British electric speed record for the first time at Elvington runway in May 1997, roaring at a speed of 116mph under the guidance of Sir Malcolm Campbell's grandson.

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