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.

A photo of a yellowed sheet of paper telling the story of Newark during the English Civil War

Object of the Week: The news sheets relating the King's surrender days after the fall of Newark in the English Civil War

In May 1646, news sheets - now held in the town's National Civil War - confirmed that Newark had been taken during a Civil War clash between the Parliamentary and Royalist forces.

A photo of people taking part in a ceremony to create a plaque on a house in honour of Sunloch, the winning horse in the 1914 Grand National

A plaque has been unveiled in Leicestershire honouring the horse which won the 1914 Grand National

The horse which defied outsider odds to win the Grand National more than a century ago has been honoured with a plaque in Leicestershire.

A photo of the brown wooden wheelchair of Sir Thomas Fairfax, the Commander-in-Chief of the Civil War Parliamentarians

Object of the Week: The wheelchair of Sir Thomas Fairfax, the Commander-in-Chief of the Civil War Parliamentarians

Sir Thomas Fairfax led from the front during the 17th century Civil War, including suffering wounds 18 times and being shot in the shoulder in Yorkshire. He used this wheelchair during his retirement.

a photo of a grave with a skeleton inside it

Immersive 3D digital grave reconstruction marks one year since Richard III re-interment

Leicester is marking the first anniversary of the re-interment of Richard III by launching a new 3-D interactive of the king's skeleton and grave as it was discovered.

A photo of the ancient Healing of the Lame Man tapestry at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire

Curator's Choice: A hidden section of a 17th century tapestry cartoon found in a seam at Chatsworth House

Hidden panels of the earliest examples of the English tapestry industry, based on Raphael's cartoons, have been found at Chatsworth House. Textile technician Amy Secker tells us more.

A photo of an Anglo-Saxon coin found by archaeologists at an excavation site in Louth

Archaeologists discover previously unknown Anglo-Saxon industrial island in Lincolnshire

Middle Saxon writing tools and a woman's name carved into a tablet have been found at a previously unknown industrial island, say archaeologists from the University of Sheffield.

CGI landscape filled with floating points of light

Here's the science: six artists collaborate with six biologists for illuminating show at QUAD

The Derby arts centre hosts the first stage of a touring show which deploys animation to bring to life the latest findings from the lab. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

A photo of artist Matthew Chesney up to his neck in gravel at a Derby quarry as part of a Backlit Nottingham gallery exhibition

Numb legs and twerking: Gallery Director buried up to neck in gravel at freezing Derby quarry for art show

Matthew Chesney, the Director of Nottingham's Backlit Gallery, spent an hour buried up to his neck in gravel from the River Trent as part of the Mass exhibition at Backlit.

A photo of an archaeological excavation taking place around a brownfield iron age house

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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