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.
Jamaican artist Laura Facey's five metre-long canoe, filled with a resin mini-army of 1,357 enslaved Africans, will become a powerful installation in Liverpool in 2014.
The first Christmas card, designed by the man behind the Penny Black and held in the collection of the British Postal Museum and Archive, turns 170 this Christmas.
Having visited the homes of "Superfans", a new exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who through the collections of those who love the series.
The British Library's wonderful collection shows Georgian Britain as a magnificent, intellectual, industrious and fun-loving place, says Emily Beeson.
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has saved Whitley Bay's much-loved Spanish City and Dome from possible dereliction and ensured its future evolution.
Curator's Choice: Hopi pots and Zulu skirts for Takeover Day 2013 at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum
One lucky group will get to discover a pot made by native Americans and a glass skirt worn by a Zulu woman as part of the annual Takeover Day in Scotland. Curator Michael McGinnes - the Keeper of the ......
The Museum of Science and Industry's groundbreaking new exhibition allows visitors to uncover the city's history through touching everyday objects from the collection.
The People's History Museum in Manchester explores the story of The Co-operative, from its origins in manufacturing to its status as the UK's largest mutual business.
Chartwell, the atmospheric former home of Winston Churchill, is exhibiting the many gifts given to the great British statesman during his stints as Prime Minister.
A year-long programme between Britain and Germany begins with a charming exhibition of around 200 items from Georgian society.
Refugee artists offer a journey into the world of the displaced with an innovative multimedia show celebrating 150 years of humanitarian aid.
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.
Thousands of old health reports published online for the first time today show the challenges (and oddities) of London life over a century and a quarter.
Ale, water, wine, Royalist concoctions, cartoons and murder in a survey of intoxication through the centuries at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
The House Book of medieval York will be left open on pages revealing the truth behind Richard III's visits to York and the thoughts of leaders after his death.