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See pictures as Manchester's urban gardening festival, Dig the City, is launched in suitably colourful style under specially-commissioned floral umbrellas.
Challenging the myopia of Chinese art being viewed as limited to ornate ink paintings and calligraphy, the M+ Sigg Collection contains humour, poise and beauty, says Kirstie Brewer.
Picture of 1800s bleaching family and workers helps tell story of hall where Bolton martyr was persecuted
See a picture of Colonel Ainsworth, one of the 19th century owners of Smithills Hall, in Greater Manchester, with his family and workers.
Liz Stewart, the Curator of Archaeology for the Museum of Liverpool, tells us about the excitement of showing the Knutsford and Malpas hoards to the public.
The skeletons of six medieval Paget's Disease sufferers from Norton Priory will be analysed thanks to a grant from the Wellcome Trust.
For our latest Object of the Week, we bring you one of the most revered engines at the much-loved museum in Poynton.
At a ceremony last night at Tate Modern, The Whitworth in Manchester was awarded the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. In pictures and words, here's why it won.
Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past
An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.
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.