Can you believe what you see?
Come closer, these images will be worth a second look! From a smoking urn to a hallway hiding in a cupboard, turns out you definitely shouldn't believe everything you….
Buckinghamshire Archives - Treasures of the dark tower!
Think archives are just full of dusty old documents? Think again! Creaking open the door of their 'dark fortress' Callum from Buckinghamshire Archives is here to….
BFI National Archive – creativity beyond film
An astounding invention made from Meccano and elastic bands. A pop-up book on the master of suspense. A stylish poster. Just three treasures you might not think to look….
7 Beautiful Books
Between the covers of a book lie whole new worlds, conjured by words and beautiful illustrations. Worlds that range from the heavenly (17th century star atlas) to the….
Playbills of the past
Did you know a library isn’t just for books? When I asked our organisers for stories about the history of creativity Leeds Libraries came back with these amazing….
Warrington’s Wonderful Inventors
From planting seeds to real rocket science, it’s amazing what you find when you start looking! Turns out Warrington in Cheshire has some really incredible….
The Lawnmower – an accidental invention
Those perfect stripes of green, essential to our image of tennis courts, cricket pitches or palace grounds. Only possible though because of an accidental discovery by one….
Astounding Inventions in the National Trust’s Collection
From chocolate worms to hair-raising gadgets and back to front furniture, a rummage amongst the collections of the National Trust doesn't always turn up what you….
4 Intriguing Innovations at Thackray Museum of Medicine
Today's post brings you a metal 'knight', sculptural skill, dazzling technology and something small but very useful. This year we’re exploring….