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A photo of an archaeological ball with a gold coin coming out of it

Hoards: The Hidden History of Ancient Britain revealed in amazing archaeology at the British Museum

The centerpiece of the British Museum's major new exhibition on archaeological finds, opening next month, will be the enormous Frome hoard pot. Other amazing discoveries are all part of the show.


a painting of a golden sunset falling behind a green vale of gently undulating hills

Observing the Weather: The Lightbox to explore John Constable and the science of clouds

John Constable's scientific approach to capturing the effect of changing weather conditions on landscapes is to be explored in a new exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking opening February 2016.


A photo of two large mud-covered coins from the Jersey archaeological Hoard

Museum prepares to strike gold in public phase of conservation for Jersey's Le Catillon II Hoard

Archaeologists in Jersey are preparing to carefully extract a layer of gold jewellery in a specially-constructed laboratory at La Hougue Bie Museum, in the Jersey parish of Grouville.

History & Heritage

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Myths made by medieval monks could have clouded archaeologists' search for King Arthur's grave, says team investigating Glastonbury Abbey

The medieval monks who restored Glastonbury Abbey during the 12th century "clouded the judgement" of later archaeologists by crafting legends, say researchers at the site.

Science & Nature

200-year-old token found on Dorset beach probably belonged to famous fossil-finder Mary Anning, say researchers

Mary Anning, the famous 19th century fossil collector who was revered across the world, probably owned a childhood token from more than 200 years ago found on a Lyme Regis beach by researchers.

Painting & Drawing

A photo of a Gilbert and George artwork showing a man's face beneath news slogans

"Giving needs to be encouraged": Major dealers' donation to Whitworth aims to fly flag for non-London museums

A pair of art dealers who have donated six key pieces of art to Manchester's Whitworth say their aim is to redress the balance of "quality and scope" between museums in London and elsewhere across the UK.

Military History

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.

Places to Go

photograph of woman and child creating a clay animal

Get hands-on with clay in the UK: Where to try out pottery and ceramics

Fancy yourself a bit of a budding ceramicist? Or just think you'd like to get creative on a potter's wheel? We've chosen some of the best pottery courses classes and workshops in the UK where you can try it out.


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