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Plan your day out in the North West! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man, Lancashire and Merseyside.

A photo of two young women walking along a street eating chips during the 1960s

Grafters: Visions and Voices of Industrial Society offers amazing photos from the past at Manchester's People's History Museum

Ian Beesley, the photographer and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, tells Culture24 about his exhibition portraying the industrial north which is about to open in Manchester.

A photo of the front of a book about black magic

Magic, Witches and Devils in the Early Modern World: New exhibition shows diabolical encounters and ghosts from centuries ago

A new exhibition at Manchester's John Rylands Library looks at how the supernatural affected everyone from kings and queens to clergymen and maidservants.

A photo of a muddy excavation taking place to reveal various light brown Roman pots

"Pretty spectacular" finds at Roman cemetery show Carlisle "wasn't just a place where hairy barbarians were selling cows", say archaeologists

A Roman civilian cemetery full of "exceptional" cremation urns from the late 1st and early 2nd centuries has been discovered by archaeologists in Carlisle.

A photo of a pair of brown shackles used to imprison Transatlantic slaves

Object of the Week: Shackles used to imprison people below the deck of slave ships

Now the property of Liverpool's International Slavery Museum, these shackles were once used on slaver ships during the so-called Middle Passage second leg of the Transatlantic slave trade.

A photo of a series of small pipes found during an archaeological excavation at a castle

"We definitely didn't expect to find any skeletons": Medieval male "suffered greatly" with two broken legs, arthritis and bone infection

A man found as one of a pair of medieval skeletons at Runcorn's 11th century Halton Castle, near the Augustinian Norton Priory, had "substantial breaks" to his legs, say archaeologists.

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Curators say mystery sculpture of veiled lady discovered in storeroom "counterbalances negative portrayal of women"

An unrecorded sculpture of a veiled figure has surfaced in a Cumbria museum collection two days after a member of the public made an enquiry about an artefact curators knew nothing about.

A colourful image of a Japanese manga cartoon character

Witches, cats, death and ghosts: The Japanese Girls' Comics manga art heading from Kyoto to Britain

The Atkinson in Southport will open the first major exhibition of Japanese shojo manga in the UK in January, featuring the work of three artists – Akiko Hatsu, Keiko Takemiya and Yukiko Kai.

A photo of archaeologists working in a dark brown and stone pit

Traces of 1st or 2nd century Roman building found by archaeologists in Chester

A pair of beam slots from a Roman building have been found by archaeologists at a Chester car park during early work on a multi-million pound bus interchange planned for 2017.

A photo of a Gilbert and George artwork showing a man's face beneath news slogans

"Giving needs to be encouraged": Major dealers' donation to Whitworth aims to fly flag for non-London museums

A pair of art dealers who have donated six key pieces of art to Manchester's Whitworth say their aim is to redress the balance of "quality and scope" between museums in London and elsewhere across......

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