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a photo of a model diorama with thousands of soldiers

The museum diorama makes a dramatic comeback for the Royal Armouries Agincourt exhibition

As the Royal Armouries prepares to unveil its Agincourt exhibition for the 600th Anniversary, we take a closer look at the diorama at the exhibition's centre.


Terry Frost, Three Forms a photo of an abstract painting showing stacks of book-like forms

Terry Frost's escapist, exuberant creations at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Tate St Ives has organised a special exhibition bringing together a selection of Terry Frost's most significant paintings with collages and sculpture at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.


A photo of a pot and a set of Viking coins and artefacts found in 1950s Chester

Hoard of Viking silver found at castle in 1950 to go on public display at Chester bank

In November 1950, workmen digging near Chester Castle found a small Chester-type pot containing hundreds of Viking coins. Archaeologists are now putting them on display for 11 days.

History & Heritage

A man giving a speech

How a museum visit lead the Tonga national team to victory in The Rugby World Cup

Ahead of Tonga’s match winning Rugby World Cup clash with Namibia on September 29, the team attended a cultural ceremony at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. And it seemed to do the trick.

Science & Nature

A man by the sea holding a giant pencil.

National Trust unveils Ode to the Coast poem by punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke

In celebration of 50 years of its Neptune Coastline Campaign, The National Trust has launched a new poem for National Poetry Day, The Nation’s Ode to the Coast, written by famous ‘punk poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Painting & Drawing

An image of a painting showing a man at his easel by the 17th century Dutch artist Frans van Mieris

Dutch master's 17th century selfie, bought by wartime socialite for £771, moves from Surrey to The Hague for Golden Age show

Frans van Mieris, who was only eclipsed by Rembrandt in the production and variety of his self-portraits during the 17th century, created an ancient selfie.

Military History

a black and white photo of a woman with dark hair and a little girl

George Cross of WWII heroine Violette Szabó goes on display at Imperial War Museum London

The George Cross of WWII SOE heroine, Violette Szabó, who was executed by the Nazis in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in 1945, goes on display at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Places to Go

painting of abstract figures and totem-like object consisting of coourful shapes

The best art exhibitions to see in Scotland during 2015

With the autumn/winter exhibition season here, Culture24 picks the best Scottish exhibitions of 2015 to catch between now and Christmas.


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