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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Solving a Dark Age mystery: 7th century Christians, Pagans and the search for the Battle of Hatfield

Paul Jameson, of the Battle of Hatfield Investigation Society, on the bid to tell the story of England's first Christian king.

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Archaeologists plan to investigate burial site which could re-write 7th century Battle of Hatfield

Archaeologists want to return to an archaeological report, written during the early 1950s, on a site which could rewrite the 7th century battle of Hatfield, which killed England's first Christian king.

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Archaeologists say Lady Jane Grey birthplace is "as good as it gets" as six-week dig begins

A moated site at Bradgate Park, in Leicestershire’s Charnwood Forest, is the focus for a six-week programme of excavations near the birthplace of the ruler known as The Nine Day Queen.

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Return of the ring: Iron Age "crown jewel" which is one of Britain's finest torcs goes back on display

Metal detectorist Maurice Richardson, who found a £350,000 silver and gold torc in a Nottinghamshire field in 2005, has seen the treasure go back on show at the National Civil War Centre.

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Forensic experts recreate middle-aged Anglo-Scandinavian man found beneath Lincoln Castle

Experts from the University of Dundee have recreated a man who died before the Norman Conquest, saying he suffered bone diseases when he was found in a wooden coffin.

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Where's Wolsey? Hunt is on to find the remains of Cardinal Wolsey in Leicester

Following the discovery of Richard III in a Leicester car park, there are hopes that the discovery of England's most famous cardinal could draw further attention to the city's rich medieval past.

A heavily made up white portrait of Malcolm X taken made by an anonymous child from an afrocentric colouring book

Artists come from such strange places: Glenn Ligon talks abstraction, discrimination and Nottingham Contemporary

New York artist Glenn Ligon tells Culture24 about his first curatorial project, which brings diverse influences together for Nottingham Contemporary show Encounters and Collisions

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The linocuts, prints and paintings of Peter Clayton at the Attenborough Centre in Leicester

An exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre showcases the work of artist and teacher Peter Clayton, whose work with the Leicester Print Workshop has inspired students and the public.

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What is the purpose of a public museum? Derby Museum could have the answer

Collections should be able to inspire people’s heads, hearts and hands says Derby Museums head Jonathan Wallis as the city's celebration of its own diverse collection, A Common Treasury, sets out......

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