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A photo of a large green, bronze and silver dagger made during the Bronze Age

Museum buys ritually destroyed Bronze Age weapon which was used as doorstop for years

An impractically large Bronze Age weapon, known as the Rudham Dirk and used as a doorstop after being discovered in a Norfolk field, has been secured for £41,000.

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Curator's Choice: The Happisburgh Hand Axe - the oldest hand axe in north-west Europe

Colly Mudie, Head of Norwich Museums Learning Team, explains the significance and allure of the pre-Neanderthal Happisburgh hand axe.

A photo of an archaeologist in a high-visibility jacket digging a pit within a garden

Archaeologists reveal Roman Norfolk with in-demand garden digs in Caistor St Edmund

Homeowners in a village near Norwich have invited archaeologists into their gardens in pursuit of Roman artefacts. Andrew Ray, of the digging team, reveals more.

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Only surviving town gasworks in England and Wales to open for Museums at Night

The Gas Museum in the Norfolk town of Fakenham will light a lamp for the public this May. Chairman Mike Bridges tells us about pubs, cookers and the holes in every field.

Commemorative art exhibition Monument translates well to both sides of Channel

100 years from the outbreak of World War I and 70 since the Normandy Landings, four galleries in Norwich, Calais and Caen join forces to mark the occasion.

A black and white photo of an owl carrying a mouse

Picture Gallery: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces The Wonder of Birds

From predators to shamanism and Hans Holbein to canaries, a six-section show in Norwich will feature hundreds of representations of birds through the centuries.

a painting of a harbour scene with flowers in the foreground

The best art exhibitions to see in the East of England in 2014

What are the top art exhibitions in the East of England during 2014? Take a look at some of the best ones confirmed so far in this Culture24 preview.

a painting of a hillside with fields and oasthouses in the foreground

Cedric Morris and Christopher Wood: A Forgotten Friendship rekindled at Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle explores the influence that Christopher Wood and Cedric Morris exerted on each other during the heady days of the 1920s.

A photo of a sign for an agricultural fair in 1931 featuring horses, beasts and sheep

I Spy the Countryside: Collecting 20th Century Rural Life at the Museum of East Anglian Life

Organisers want feedback and ideas from the public on how to expand their collections as a new display on the history of the countryside goes on show in Stowmarket.

A photo of a tall historic brick building with the words cinema city attached to its front

Norwich groups press ahead with Screen Heritage Centre plans as HLF gives backing

A plan by Norfolk and Norwich Film Theatre to create a new venue charting a century of film in the region has moved a step closer with an £80,000 Lottery award.

A photo of a young girl taking a close look at a red plastic poppy inside a museum

Remembrance 2012: Remembering the wars at museums, heritage sites and online

We take a look at some of the key Remembrance services and exhibitions, including sound installations and Norwich Castle turning red in support of The Royal British Legion.

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Norwich city choir project celebrates built heritage and history of immigration

Norwich's Voice Project choir is returning to the city's historic streets and buildings with a project celebrating the history of the many communities who have contributed to its prosperity.

An image of two monumental sculptures of figurative forms placed on a huge plinth

Thomas Houseago: Where the Wild Things are at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

From Picasso and Epstein to Moore, Paolozzi and West African Fang sculptures, the contemporary sculptor reveals his influences in a show of context in Norwich.

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Churches Conservation Trust turns to pedal power for sponsored Pedal Around the Pulpits

Church building charity the Churches Conservation Trust is asking the public to join them on their latest quest to raise funds to save our crumbling ecclesiastical heritage.

An image of a medieval etching of a holy figure on a stained glass church window

Heaven’s Gate: Medieval Rood Screens From Norfolk at Hungate Medieval Art, Norwich

Featuring photos and key paintings from churches across Norfolk, one of the country's oldest holy buildings hosts a display revealing the importance of rood screens.

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