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Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

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.

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Then and now photos show how Liverpool rebuilt after the Blitz

July 22, 2022 Comments Off on Then and now photos show how Liverpool rebuilt after the Blitz

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.

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Behind the scenes: The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Rossendale

July 10, 2022 Comments Off on Behind the scenes: The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Rossendale

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.

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Review: Power UP, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

June 23, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Power UP, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

We’re now at the point where the video games age has accumulated a history that stretches back across generations.

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Review: Doctor Who – Worlds of Wonder, Liverpool World Museum

June 21, 2022 Comments Off on Review: Doctor Who – Worlds of Wonder, Liverpool World Museum

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.

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Main image: Striped evening dress. Bronte Parsonage Museum. Image credit: Simon Warner. 

Exhibition: Defying Expectations, Brontë Parsonage Museum

March 9, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Defying Expectations, Brontë Parsonage Museum

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.

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Gina Shaw and Graham Gavin take a virtual trip on the Liverpool Overhead Railway. Picture by Gareth Jones

“Museums are experts at recording and caring for people’s memories.” Carol Rogers, Director of House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool

February 16, 2022 Comments Off on “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.

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Withington Against the Poll Tax banner, 1990. Image courtesy People's History Museum

Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is preparing to launch its Banner Exhibition for 2022.

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Max Dunbar (front centre) with the design team behind the new Manchester Jewish Museum

“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

December 22, 2021 Comments Off on “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.

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The Beatles case Wondrous Place Museum of Liverpool CREDIT Gareth Jones

Wondrous Place: Celebrating the City at the Museum of Liverpool

December 2, 2021 Comments Off on Wondrous Place: Celebrating the City at the Museum of Liverpool

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.

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