East of England

Plan your day out in the East of England! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Hide and Seek: Skeletons of Anglo-Saxon and Roman children go on display in Cambridgeshire

Curators say stories of children across history are "rare but not impossible to find" as skeletons and grave goods go on show at Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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Shakespeare, Darwin, human dissection and oracle bones: Ten of Cambridge University's greatest treasures

Dissections, bones and a manikin as Cambridge University Library celebrates 600 years as one of the world's greatest literary institutions.

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"Best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found in Britain" discovered in Cambridgeshire

A 3,000-year-old roundhouse offers an unprecedented insight into life during Bronze Age Britain, say archaeologists working in the East Anglian Fens.

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Viking man lost weighty gold ring in Essex 1,000 years ago, say archaeologists

Curator Carolyn Wingfield tells the story of the Viking ring which is about to go on show at Saffron Walden Museum after being declared treasure following analysis at the British Museum.

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The Lure of the East: The best exhibitions to see in the East of England in 2016

Find out what the East of England has to offer with our constantly updated guide to the best exhibitions to see throughout the region in 2016.

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Curators find faint ancient writing on back of "recycled" medieval Judas painting covered in dirt and faeces

A rare surviving church painting from the medieval period, conserved by the Fitzwilliam Museum after arriving covered in dirt, varnish and faeces, could have listed the ten commandments on its......

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Devil marks, drownings and death: The story of the Witchfinder General in Essex

Ahead of Halloween, Culture24 takes a look at the story of Matthew Hopkins - the Witchfinder General who was responsible for hundreds of executions and lies buried in Essex.

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Search for World War Two Spitfire, crashed by pilot during routine flight in 1940, begins in Cambridgeshire

A week-long excavation to unearth a Mark 1 Spitfire which crashed on a routine training flight during the Second World War has begun on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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Medieval infirmary and hidden abbey buildings show monastic hygiene practices and more, say archaeologists

Archaeologists have used drones and crowdfunding to make amazing discoveries at Leiston Abbey, one of Suffolk's little-known medieval ruins. Maiya Pina-Dacier explains all.

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