Introducing… The January Challenge
'Creativity' - just the word makes half of us smile and the others dash for the hills! If you're one of the smilers then you'll love this... if….
The Power of Protest: Black Abolitionists in 19th Century Dewsbury
How much do you know about where you live? The best thing about Heritage Open Days is discovering the extraordinary stories as well as beautiful places that are all around….
Astounding Inventions - Archaeology
LASERS! Yep, not the answer I expected when I asked colleagues for their pick of the most astounding innovations in archaeology! But there you go. Now we are not….
Introducing… MOLA and the lost stories of Londoners
Can you help us tell forgotten stories? That’s the question the team at MOLA, a brilliant archaeology company, came to us with, and are asking you. It….
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….
Volunteers’ Week: fantastic festival hubs
Bunting and beacons will be lighting up the country this week for Jubilee celebrations - including thousands organised by local volunteers. They are the bright shining key….
Exploring Queer Britain
The biggest cheer at the recent Museums + Heritage Show was surely for the Queer curators panel, led by Dan Vo, Project Manager of the Queer Heritage & Collections….
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….