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Modern Titanics face greater iceberg peril, say experts on anniversary of ship sailing

New research shows that 1912 was a year of "raised but not exceptional" iceberg hazards, with the risk "likely to increase" in the future.

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Bletchley Park huts to tell tales of whooping codebreakers who became World War II heroes

See pictures inside the huts as planners at Bletchley Park prepare to open them to the public following an £8 million, Heritage Lottery Fund-backed restoration.

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David Heneker theatre and music collection entices people into archives at Kingston University

Kingston University is displaying its David Heneker theatre archive as part of a campaign to encourage people to visit their local archives.

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Culture 24/7: Top History and Heritage exhibitions to see in the UK for November 2013

Ice Age tribes in Derbyshire, the return of a £2.3 million helmet in Cumbria and cabinets of curiosities in Lancashire and Devon - here are this month's history highlights.

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The nation's conversations made public as British Library puts Listening Project online

The British Library has made over 350 conversations, recorded for its collaboration with BBC Radio 4, available online as a social history snapshot of Britain on its Sounds website.

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Royal Air Force Museum calls for personnel memories in Pilots of the Caribbean exhibition

Curators want personnel to supply stories and photographs ahead of an exhibition looking at the part played by Afro-Caribbean members of the Royal Air Force.

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Freedom on my Doorstep: Wiltshire Museum brings white horse history to Devizes

Taking a trail of several hundred miles across the eight Wiltshire White Horses as a focal point, an installation at Wiltshire Museum is a celebration of local heritage.

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Harris Flights: Stairway to the Arts leads to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

Linking the Harris with the nearby Market Square, a new temporary architectural stairway in Preston will host performances and draw on the history of the famous 19th century building.

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The Daleks are coming: Museum of London to open Radio Times show

The Daleks and Dr Who will star in a Museum of London show marking 90 years of iconic Radio Times covers, charting a history of BBC broadcasting along the way.

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Cockney Heritage Festival in Tower Hamlets aims to prove culture is not brown bread

Pie and mash, jellied eels, Cockney Rejects and tea dances as the inaugural Cockney Heritage Festival aims to dispel media reports of the untimely demise of the East Ender.

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Ice Age returns: Brighton Museum Chilled to the Bone

Did curators in Brighton have one eye on the forecast when they were formulating their new Ice Age exhibition? Sarah Jackson takes a look at cave bear skulls, hand axes and orangutan jaws.

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Loch Ness Monster expert reveals Science and Sea Monsters at the Fisheries Museum

A University of St Andrews statistical geologist who has spent 16 years pursuing the science behind some famous myths reveals his findings at Fife's Scottish Fisheries Museum.

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Public challenged to decide Britain's Greatest Battles in National Army Museum vote

A debate as complicated as any conflict has broken out on the National Army Museum's website, where visitors are being asked to pick Britain's most significant conflict.

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Museum and Gallery events for International Women's Day 2013

From yarn-bombing in Rye to a festival featuring the launch of new book Fifty Shades of Feminism at the Southbank, we take a look at some of this year's Women's Day events.

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Museums and galleries play their part in Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

Remembering World War II and the later genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, venues across the country take part in this year's Holocaust Memorial Day.

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