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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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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Chatsworth House to Sherwood Forest: New take on Grand Tour is thoughtful art trail in East Midlands

From one of the finest baroque private homes in the UK to a pair of paintings at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Mark Sheerin follows the path of the East Midlands' answer to the Grand Tour.

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"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

The National Civil War Centre, in Newark, is asking metal detectorists to resist the chance to melt down civil war metal they may find.

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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......

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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.

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