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Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.
An 18-piece brass ensemble and American filmmaker Bill Morrison's take on the mining past of Durham return to live settings for three shows in March 2014.
Started by volunteers in 1986, a model of the Planet locomotive which was the first to whizz along the railway is being celebrated at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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.
Jeremy Deller's magpie mind delves into the archives to retrieve a haul of industrial art and heritage for All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, his own fusion of music, industry and politics.
A book which is less than a millimetre in height features as part of an Edinburgh show revealing the surprising popularity of miniature titles during centuries past.
Heritage Open Days, the opening of the Ashmolean's new museum in a Cotswold village and the opening season at the Library of Birmingham catch the eye this month.
Chepstow Museum celebrates an undergarment loved and loathed by children since the beginning of the twentieth century - the Liberty Bodice. Was it well-named?
Go down a hobbit hole, stroll across the Severn, visit 100 acres of Welsh parkland or imagine life in an early 19th century Irish farmhouse - the best open air museums to visit this summer.
Containers of carrots, peas, asparagus and cherries, bottled to award-winning effect in Darlington in 1910, have been given to Durham's Beamish Museum.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has chosen five projects which "celebrate the breadth of the UK's heritage" in a potential round of funding worth £18 million.
The tower's new permanent display charts a Mint history, from Isaac Newton's time as an astute Warden to a pair of iron dies used to cast coins under Edward III.
Glasgow's museum of transport and travel has beaten 40 rivals from across Europe to a prestigious international prize.
A century after Harry Brearley hit upon the formula for "rustless" steel, a renamed room and two displays at Kelham Island Museum honour the Sheffield lad's achievements.
From a Bank Holiday party in Cambridge to the inspiring Museums at Night and the opening of the £27 million Mary Rose Museum, here are our history highlights this month.