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Deirdre Barlow's prize glasses under watch as Coronation Street tours open to public

Ena Sharples' hair net, Hilda Ogden's curlers and Vera Duckworth's hooped earrings are among the exhibits as Coronation Street prepares to open for public tours.

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Joana Vasconcelos' Time Machine transforms Manchester Art Gallery

Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos has brought her trademark sculptural interventions to Manchester Art Gallery with some dramatic results.

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Spitfire Fighter plane takes to the roads in manoeuvre from Manchester to London

Having stood in the Museum of Science and Industry's Air and Space Hall for 19 years, technicians have dismantled a 1940s plane and sent it to the RAF Museum.

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Go inside the Large Hadron Collider as Science Museum announces tour

The exhibition which has attracted thousands of people to the Science Museum will tour to the Museum of Science and Industry ahead of an international tour.

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Manchester Jewish Museum marks Holocaust Memorial Day with exhibition and performances

Artist Gary Spicer and Manchester schoolchildren mark Holocaust Memorial Day at Manchester Jewish Museum with an exhibition and performances remembering the Kindertransport.

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Return of FameLab aims to ignite bright sparks at Museum of Science and Industry

The annual competition returns in Manchester, offering science stars of the future the chance to take to the stage and try to prolong their three minutes of fame.

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Whitworth Art Gallery takes cherished artworks to Selfridges Manchester

From Jacob Epstein and Pablo Picasso to Tracey Emin and Paula Rego, the gallery will be taking artworks and a programme of events to the people during its temporary closure.

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The best art exhibitions to see in the North West in 2014

The best art exhibitions in the North West in 2014 including Liverpool, Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria.

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Head casts of notorious criminals and great thinkers go on show in Manchester

It may now be a discredited science, but the 19th century peak of phrenology is making a return in a Christmas show with a curious cranial twist in Manchester.

Webley Mk V revolver used during the First World War.

Tolkien's First World War revolver goes on display at Imperial War Museum North

Ahead of its 2014 exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War, IWM North will display a Webley Mk V revolver once owned by JRR Tolkien.

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Culture24/7: seven top art exhibitions around the UK for December 2013

Lots happening in Liverpool and London this month as we present you with seven more opportunities to see art in the face of Christmas shopping.

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Model of Planet locomotive of Liverpool and Manchester Railway arrives at 21

Started by volunteers in 1986, a model of the Planet locomotive which was the first to whizz along the railway is being celebrated at the Museum of Science and Industry.

A CWS jam advert c1930s.

People's History Museum hosts The People's Business - 150 Years of Co-operative Group

The People's History Museum in Manchester explores the story of The Co-operative, from its origins in manufacturing to its status as the UK's largest mutual business.

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Manchester Museum to open Coral: Something Rich and Strange

Paintings, models of sea anenomes and a Crochet Coral Reef created by local residents as international and resident collections celebrate all things coral in Manchester.

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David Beckham goes on loan to Football Museum alongside Charlton and Cantona

Sam Taylor-Wood's 2004 portrait of David Beckham sleeping will go on display in Manchester as part of an Arts Council-funded programme at the National Football Museum.

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