Family Days Out
A guide to family-friendly places to go, events and exhibitions at museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK. Browse the articles for inspiration or home in on an event via the map or browse via the boxes below...
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Ahead of his Museums at Night public sculpture project at the Ironbridge Gorge industrial heritage site on May 18, sculptor Julian Wild talks to Mark Sheerin about his ambitious plans.
Paddington, Pooh, Pudsey and the Care Bears are among the stars of a hugely popular show in Sunderland telling the story of more than a century of teddy bear designs.
Ten years after founder Dea Birkett's family were asked to leave the Royal Academy, the Kids in Museums group returns there to celebrate ten years of progress.
There's a spectacular night of 1940s entertainment in store at Brooklands Museum in Surrey for Museums at Night with World War II home front fashion, dancing and music.
The BBC's annual campaign to get people involved with astronomy, Stargazing Live, returns following the huge success of last year's campaign.
Culture24's Museums at Night 2013 boasts plenty of science-themed museum events; here are some of the best.
Give the art or heritage lover in your life something they'll be able to really enjoy this year with this guide to museum, gallery and heritage membership schemes.
Taking over its neighbouring house, the Doughty Street building where Charles Dickens once lived reopens to round off the bicentenary of his birth in style.
The first gallery ever to unite the V&A's majestic furniture collection opens this weekend, featuring exhibits from across history and the world.
Sherlock Holmes fans will get a glimpse of a rarely-seen first edition of A Study in Scarlet at Portsmouth City Museum, accompanied by an audio tour voiced by Stephen Fry.
In his debut solo exhibition, Coventry artist Adie Blundell presents disturbing masks, highlights from his obsessive collecting of Victoriana and drawings of albatrosses.
Authors including Terry Pratchett imagine the lives of mystery 16th and 17th century paintings from the National Portrait Gallery in M Shed's new show.
The enigmatic singer and author was on hand to launch an impressive new centre in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield, complete with a museum and 60,000 books.
Manchester's annual nine-day, multi-venue festival of Science kicks of this weekend with a dizzying array of events for kids, families and adults.
Organisers want feedback and ideas from the public on how to expand their collections as a new display on the history of the countryside goes on show in Stowmarket.