Yorkshire

Plan your day out in Yorkshire! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

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An illustrated history of the miners' safety lamp

Do you know a Davy Lamp from a Mueseler Lamp? Take a pictorial tour of the development of the miners' safety lamp with the National Coal Mining Museum for England.

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Inside the exotic Chinese Drawing Room at Temple Newsam, Leeds's Tudor-Jacobean country mansion

With its handpainted wallpaper, the Chinese Drawing Room at the Tudor Jacobean mansion of Temple Newsam is one of Leeds’s most lavishly decorated rooms.

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Enigmatic decapitated Roman skeletons include man born in Middle East and could have been gladiators, criminals or soldiers, say archaeologists in York

A set of Roman-age decapitated bodies found in York could have been murdered gladiators, say archaeologists who used "pioneering" technology on seven skeletons.

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Florence Nightingale's letter about "vision" which called her to nursing set for first display in public

An unseen letter from Florence Nightingale detailing the inspiration which called her to pursue her nursing career has been uncovered in a former family home in Cornwall.

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In Pictures: Flying Scotsman returns to steam for the first time in a decade

Flying Scotsman is back in steam for the first time in a decade as the legendary locomotive is brought back to life to showcase the science behind steam to new generations.

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Brontë Society and National Portrait Gallery combine for Brontë200 celebrations

The National Portrait Gallery and the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth are pooling their resources to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the famous author of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë.

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Young Viking era woman buried in timber coffin beneath lost York church goes on display

As her skeleton goes on display at the city's Jorvik Viking Centre, archaeologists say a woman with spine and hip joint disease could have lived during King Canute's reign.

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Public floggings, embezzlements and shocks: Unpublished Charlotte Brontë manuscripts bought by museum

A shipwreck-surviving book owned by the Brontë’s mother, including a set of unpublished manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë, has been bought by The Brontë Society.

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Tickets for return of Flying Scotsman to go on sale to public as steam legend nears return

Tickets to ride with the Flying Scotsman go sale on Friday as the steam legend prepares to reprise its record-breaking journey between London and York next February.

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