Museums

Windermere and Grasmere: Romancing the Lake District

We follow a literary trail around Windermere and Grasmere, jewels in the crown of the magnificent Lake District There’s something about the Lake District – something that sparks the imagination and soothes the soul. A...

William Morris at Kelmscott Manor: Life’s rich tapestry

William Morris's idyllic Cotswold retreat has reopened after a three-year renovation. We step inside to uncover the stories and scandals of Kelmscott Manor Words by Henrietta Easton A sunny day in June was the ideal time...

Visit No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

Visit the only dressed Georgian house, No. 1 Royal Crescent, in the historic city of Bath Sponsored post No. 1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored townhouse museum where you can explore fashionable life in 18th-century...

Oxford’s Story Museum is open at last

The pandemic is a challenge that the newly opened Story Museum in Oxford have overcome with creativity. Who said social distancing can't be fun? The magic begins the moment you step into the enchanted Portal...
London Underground - A 1938 carriage. Credit: TFL from the London Transport Museum Collection

London Underground: History of the world’s oldest underground railway

Rush hour in London is a hectic affair, so why not take time out to explore the history of the world’s oldest and most famous underground network?  WORDS  CHRIS BEANLAND London’s Underground railway is not only...
Worcester College

Your essential guide to Oxford

The university city in southeast England is easy to explore on foot and is a hub of museums, galleries and historic buildings  Getting there Oxford is about 50 miles (90km) from London. If you drive, use...
Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal...

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures...
'Bump, bump, bump', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, pencil drawing by E. H. Shephard, 1926

Winnie-the-Pooh comes to the V&A in the UK’s largest exhibition of the bear of...

Created by A. A. Milne and drawn by E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved characters in children's literature. Now a major exhibition is coming to London's Victoria and Albert Museum He might...
Roman gladiator show

Roman London: what to do at the Londinium 2017 festival

Gladiators, togas, chariots. We think we know what life in Roman London was like. But is any of it true? We preview Londinium, a season of events in the capital celebrating London's Roman heritage Close...
House of Commons 1914, oil on canvas by Leopold Braun, WOA 2949 Credit: Palace of Westminster Collection. www.parliament.uk/art | Parliament and the First World War | Westminster | Houses of Parliament

Parliament and the First World War exhibition launches at Westminster

A new free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament examines the role of Parliament and the First World War Parliament and the First World War is a free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster,...
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