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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A home from 2,000 years ago: the Iron Age roundhouse excavated by archaeologists in a Northamptonshire village

An Iron Age roundhouse is at the centre of a settlement from more than 2,000 years ago excavated in the Midlands.

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Roman discoveries shock archaeologists at Northampton's 12th century Delapre Abbey

Archaeologist Iain Soden says he "ought to have sat down and had a stiff drink" after finding high-quality Roman pottery at a former nunnery where medieval remains were expected.

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Researchers to uncover crimes and forensic secrets hidden in Britain's historic wax seals

Modern forensic analysis will be paired with detailed historical research to reveal new insights into medieval British society hidden within medieval wax seals.

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Leave the Capital! The best exhibitions to see in the Midlands in 2016

The best exhibitions to see in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and the East Midlands throughout 2016.

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Leicester bus depot offers up archaeological secrets of city's Roman and medieval past

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester have discovered valuable insights into Roman and medieval domestic life beneath a Leicester city centre bus depot.

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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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