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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Archaeologists open coffin of elderly woman found near Richard III's grave in Leicester friary

The first intact medieval stone coffin in Leicester contained a crucifix and had a holy position close to high altar, say archaeologists who are speculating that the woman's name could have been Emma.

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England's oldest surviving cannonball resurfaces near site of Battle of Northampton

Lost several years ago, the key piece of evidence that the 1460 Battle of Northampton was the first in England to use artillery has reappeared - potentially to become part of a new visitor centre.

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Commonality of Strangers finds no neat conclusions at Nottingham's New Art Exchange

Mahtab Hussain, a photographer who specialises in highlighting issues of multiculturalism, portrays the residents of Hyson Green in the gallery within the Nottingham community.

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Robin Hood's Major Oak of Sherwood Forest bids for European Tree of the Year

Your votes are needed as the Major Oak of Sherwood Forest challenges for the title of European Tree of the Year with a public vote taking place throughout February.

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Archaeology or anthropology? Artist to show bones from animals' point of view in residency

Jo Dacombe says her residency at the University of Leicester's Bone Laboratory will examine hundreds of objects but avoid "fetishised" skulls.

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Rare surviving Arts and Crafts house to open to public for first time in Leicestershire

A rare surviving example of a traditional Arts and Crafts house, designed and built by Ernest Gimson, and including many pieces of original furniture, opens to the public for the first time on Monday ......

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National Civil War Centre promises spectacular re-enactments as opening weekend nears

Visitors have been able to see inside the Grade II-listed home of the £5.4 million National Civil War Centre, as organisers promise a "truly grand" opening weekend in May.

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Royal bloodline questioned as scientists conclude 529-year "missing person" search for Richard III

Scientists examining Richard III's body say there are "one or more" breaks in the chain between Richard III and Henry Somerset, the 5th Duke of Beaufort who died in 1803.

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Bottle used to ward off evil spells during 18th century witch hunts found by archaeologists

Archaeologists working on the new National Civil War Centre in Nottinghamshire say a green bottle is a symbol of widespread superstition more than 300 years ago.

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