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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.

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Curator's Choice: A strapless dress, a shark off the Cumbria coast and a beer barrel

Jill Goodfellow, of Tullie House in Carlisle, picks eight exhibits from their What's in Store exhibition - including a Roman shield boss, a strange-looking bottle, herbarium sheets and a fishing net.

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National Football Museum gets technological upgrade as new exhibition opens with robots and gadgets galore

New exhibition at the National Football Museum brings together art, technology and sport to examine how they interact with each other.

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Award-winning Maryport Roman Temples Project begins its final dig at Hadrian's Wall

Professor Ian Haynes, dig leader for the Maryport RomanTemples community archaeology project says the last season will be "crucial" in achieving a detailed understanding of the complex at Hadrian's Wall.

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Cheshire's Lion Salt Works transformed from derelict factory site to multi-million pound museum

A painstaking £10.23 million restoration and refurbishment has transformed Cheshire's Lion Salt Works into what promises to be one of the finest industrial heritage museums in the country.

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The 1,500-year-old recipe that shows how Romans invented the beef burger

A discovery in a Roman recipe book shows that burgers aren't modern inventions - instead, they're a form of street food that has developed over the centuries.

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Clogs from Victorian Ragged School in Manchester acquired by Museum of Science and Industry

A pair of clogs that were loaned to children attending the Charter Street Ragged School, in Manchester, have been donated to the Museum of Science and Industry.

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Liverpool's Look/15: A photo festival of connections and dialogues

Miranda Gavin runs the rule over Look/15, Liverpool's biennial photographic festival, which in 2015 is exploring themes of women, migration and memory.

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Long johns, magnetometers and a 5,000-year-old stone: Archaeological dig progresses in Liverpool park

A schoolboy could have been the first person for 5,000 years to see a stone with a bird inscription on it, say archaeologists working near a mansion house at Calderstones Park.

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"The horror of it was more than I can describe": The force-feeding equipment used on a suffragette at a Liverpool prison in 1910

See the set of force-feeding equipment used at Walton Gaol in Liverpool more than a century ago - now held at Nottingham's Galleries of Justice.

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