A new exhibition exploring recently uncovered stories of those who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora as part of the war effort during the Second World War has opened at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.Read the full story..
The story of how Liverpool rebuilt itself after the devastating Blitz of 80 years ago has been illustrated in a collection of ‘then and now’ photographs for a new trail around the city.Read the full story..
The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, in Rawtenstall, East Lancashire, reopened last year after a significant multi-million pound redevelopment funded via the National Lottery Heritage Fund.Read the full story..
We’re now at the point where the video games age has accumulated a history that stretches back across generations.Read the full story..
Back when Doctor Who was first heading to TV screens in 1963, there was a behind-the-scenes intention for it to provide improving, semi-educational content about science and history for young viewers.Read the full story..
Charlotte Brontë is an icon to many for her writing. But a new exhibition at the Brontë Parsonage Museum is set to focus on another aspect of Charlotte’s life.Read the full story..
“Museums are experts at recording and caring for people’s memories.” Carol Rogers, Director of House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool
House of Memories is an award-winning dementia awareness programme created by National Museums Liverpool.Read the full story..
The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is preparing to launch its Banner Exhibition for 2022.Read the full story..
“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive
Ten years ago, I was offered the job of chief executive at Manchester Jewish Museum.Read the full story..
It’s more than 60 years since Liverpool’s original pop pioneer, Billy Fury, released his sinuous version of the song Wondrous Place, and its title continues to be a gift to Mersey mythologists in search of a name for their next civic-minded project.Read the full story..
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