South East

Plan a day out in the South East of England here! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.

a photo of of the hull of the Mary Rose in Portsmouth

Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with "best ever", "unrestricted" views of ship

The best ever view of the Mary Rose hull since her raising in 1982 is promised when the Mary Rose Museum re-opens in late summer 2016.

a painting of a golden sunset falling behind a green vale of gently undulating hills

Observing the Weather: The Lightbox to explore John Constable and the science of clouds

John Constable's scientific approach to capturing the effect of changing weather conditions on landscapes is to be explored in a new exhibition at The Lightbox in Woking opening February 2016.

A photo of a fragment of archaeological stone

Matching slabs of stone from Roman Britain town found by archaeologists more than a century apart

Two fragments of a building sign in Roman Hampshire, spelling out the name of the French tribe who founded the town of Silchester during the 1st century BC, have been reunited by astonished archaeologists.

an image of a Ancient Greek helmet with a photo of a the diver bringing it to the surface

Treasures of the Sea: Ashmolean to show ancient archaeology rescued from the deep

Spectacular finds from the sea off Sicily, revealing the Ancient civilizations that met and fought at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, will feature in a major Ashmolean exhibition in summer 2016.

A photo of a young female performer, Elaine Mitchener, holding her head in her hands

Artist's Statement: Classically-trained vocal artist Elaine Mitchener on privacy and intimacy

Classically-trained vocal artist Elaine Mitchener has worked with everyone from Sonia Boyce to Goldie. Her latest work, Industrialising Intimacy, is all about our loss of privacy and the strength of......

a painted oil portrait of Percy Byshhe Shelley with open necked silk shirt and quill pen

Bodleian Library acquires and publishes famous 'lost' Shelley poem and pamphlet

Percy Bysshe Shelley's lost political poem, Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things, has been acquired and revealed in full for the first time by the Bodleian Library.

A photo of a trunk of 17th century letters found by academics at Oxford University

"Very rare and extremely cool": X-rays to begin on thousands of 17th century letters which were never read

A haul of 2,000 opened and undelivered letters, discovered in The Hague and dating from the Glorious Revolution period between 1689 and 1707, are about to be read for the first time by experts.

A photo of a group of Korean women in wetsuits preparing to dive into the Pacific

Artist's Statement: The vanishing community of haenyeo all-women seaworkers on a Pacific island

Mikhail Karikis is the artist behind SeaWomen, a video and sound installation about a fast-vanishing community of elderly sea workers living on the North Pacific island of Jeju.

a photo of round jug with handle and brim with a sun motif on its side

Pot of the Week: A Barnstaple ware harvest jug from the Museum of English Rural Life

We launch our new weekly series celebrating the amazing ceramics in museums across the UK with this first Pot of the Week: A nineteenth century Harvest Jug from the Museum of English Rural Life in......

A detail from Evelyn Dunbar's Calendar

Rediscovered artworks remind us of the playful creativity of Evelyn Dunbar

Culture24 speaks to Pallant House Gallery curator Katy Norris about war artist Evelyn Dunbar and the collection of her lost works which have gone on show at the gallery for the first time.

Watercolour painting of a desk, window and vase of flowers

Rediscovered genius: David Jones at Pallant House and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Energetic watercolours and intense engravings both feature in two shows about the poet and artist David Jones, who spent time in Sussex. Mark Sheerin reviews.

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