Work & Daily Life
Explore the social history of Britain with exhibitions, events, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
There's a distinct emphasis on the role women played in the Great War for this year's International Women's Day programme. Poetry, comedy, science and song also feature.
Radiocarbon technicians were asked to pose for photographs before investigating a block of butter found by a local man in a Northern Irish bog more than 30 years ago.
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.
DJ sets in praise of Brixton follow a day of family activities and the opening of a moving new exhibition at The Chocolate Museum, celebrating a sweet opening year.
It might be Ragnarok - the apocalypse as predicted in Norse legend - on Saturday, but the annual Viking Festival is promising to give everyone a memorable end to life on earth.
A pub and social club in the village of Horsmonden in Kent are the site of a new art project which uses pub beer glasses to conjure memories of local First World War soldiers.
A Valentine's Day card from 1900, sporting real hair in part of a moustache attached to it, shows the Victorians were often far from prim and proper, say curators.
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.
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.
On the 300th anniversary of his composition playing at King George II's coronation, a major exhibition is all about the creative philanthropy of George Frideric Handel.
Explicit tiles depicting "overt sexual activity" in 18th century London, found when a fire damaged a pub during the 1960s, will be revealed to the public for one night only.
Found in a Gloucestershire barn two years ago, a series of seven plates showing "amazing" lost images of the teenage Winston Churchill are being conserved.
The Mass Observation Project is one of the largest social research projects ever undertaken. Fiona Courage of The Keep talks about a unique and inspirational archive.
On the anniversary of her coronation in 1559, here's where to find the letters, portraits, gifts and puns of Elizabeth I and some of the people who knew her.
The public are being given the chance to have their say on the future of Walsall Museum, which could close this year under council plans to save £70,000.