South West

Plan your day out in the South West! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Guernsey and Jersey.

A photo of the ancient interior of Glastonbury Abbey

Myths made by medieval monks could have clouded archaeologists' search for King Arthur's grave, says team investigating Glastonbury Abbey

The medieval monks who restored Glastonbury Abbey during the 12th century "clouded the judgement" of later archaeologists by crafting legends, say researchers at the site.

200-year-old token found on Dorset beach probably belonged to famous fossil-finder Mary Anning, say researchers

Mary Anning, the famous 19th century fossil collector who was revered across the world, probably owned a childhood token from more than 200 years ago found on a Lyme Regis beach by researchers.

A photo of a piece of graffiti artwork showing two boys and the words we are what you make

Victoria Beckham's Barbed Wire Love painting goes on public display in Brangelina artist's Bournemouth show

Dom Pattinson - artist to Brangelina, Victoria Beckham and AFC Bournemouth - presents a solo exhibition with a sprinkle of celebrity stardust at Bournemouth's Westover Gallery.

a photo of a gold coin with a man's face in profile on one side and a pair of hands on the other

Wiltshire Museum launches £8K appeal to buy Anglo Saxon gold coin from 'dawn of English Christianity'

Wiltshire Museum has launched a fund-raising appeal to secure a rare and beautiful early Christian Saxon gold coin found at the nearby village of East Grafton.

An overhead photo of a large stone former clay tobacco pipe factory in Bath

Public given chance to see 18th century tobacco pipe factory discovered by archaeologists in Bath

Archaeologists are preparing to publically reveal a clay tobacco pipe factory in Bath where thousands of artefacts were found during the early stages of an excavation to create a £19 million casino......

A photo of artist Luke Jerram crouching among lots of clocks at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Museums at Night October 2015: Luke Jerram on clocks and testing something new in Honiton

Visitors to Devon's Honiton Gallery will be watching the clocks for the right reasons this Museums at Night in a garden of timepieces donated by the public and cleverly curated by artist Luke Jerram.

A photo of a large prehistoric settlement once used by builders near the site of Stonehenge

Milk, yoghurt and cheese eaten in exclusive ceremonies around Stonehenge feasts, say archaeologists

Archaeologists have used pottery and animal bones to suggest that milk, yoghurt and cheeses could have been seen as “exclusive” foods during the time Stonehenge was built.

Terry Frost, Three Forms a photo of an abstract painting showing stacks of book-like forms

Terry Frost's escapist, exuberant creations at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

Tate St Ives has organised a special exhibition bringing together a selection of Terry Frost's most significant paintings with collages and sculpture at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.

A photo of an archaeologist digging a square within a brown mud field site in Sherford

Archaeologists to open site of prehistoric settlement discoveries to public in Devon

Members of the public are being invited to visit an excavation site at a new town in Devon where Iron Age roundhouses, pottery and bone from as far back as 43 AD have been discovered.

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