East Midlands

Plan your day out in the East Midlands! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

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Sun Ra travels the jazz spaceways at Nottingham Contemporary

The first exhibition in the UK devoted to the work of Sun Ra, the legendary jazz musician and Afro-Futurist, aims to present him as a “total artist” at Nottingham Contemporary.

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"Fabulous objects": The stunning mirrors which reveal the skill of Iron Age metalworkers

A pair of hallowed mirrors, the earliest of which is decorated in swirling Celtic art designs from 100 BC, have gone on display in the first step on a national tour.

A photo of a man in a medieval outfit holding a witching bottle at the National Civil War Centre in Newark

Halloween Object of the Week: A 300-year-old witching bottle containing fingernails and hair

This spooky 300-year-old glass vessel was discovered intact by an archaeologist in front of the National Civil War Centre’s Old Magnus Building home two years ago.

A photo of an ancient stone floor at Clumber House near Worksop in Nottinghamshire

Floors and cellars of Duke of Newcastle's 18th century home found by archaeologists in Nottinghamshire

The remarkably well-preserved surviving floors of Clumber House, the mansion which was the original 18th century seat of Lord Lincoln before being largely destroyed by fire, have been rediscovered.

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The best art exhibitions to see in the Midlands in 2015

We travel across the heart of England, from the East Midlands to the West Midlands, seeking the region's best art exhibitions between now and Christmas.

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Artist's Statement: Ravi Deepres on Leicester's Festival of Rugby at the Rugby World Cup 2015

Ravi Deepres says his artwork, The Gain Line, targets the primal appreciation of space in the minds of certain players, appearing as part of Leicester's current Festival of Rugby.

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Archaeologists discover body of man with shield and teenage girl at Roman Northamptonshire villa

Two new skeletons of a shield-bearing man and an adolescent female have been found buried in an early Anglo-Saxon cemetery first discovered more than ten years ago near Northampton.

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Archaeologists to dig at Lincolnshire site which could have been part of Roman tribe's sub-capital

Historians who found an undisturbed Roman site while looking for an ancient fountain in the town of Sleaford say they hope to discover more objects when they launch a two-week dig in late October.

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This is what graffiti from more than 400 years ago looks like: National Civil War Centre saves schoolboy names in walls

The names of schoolboys scrawled into walls in the 16th century home of the National Civil War Centre have been saved after an 18-month operation to jack up the roof of the building.

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