‘London Science City’ for 2019
‘London Science City’ for 2019
London Science City: new exhibition planned for Science Museum As part of its strategic initiative to link science directly to global issues and to engage people with science in creative new ways, the Science Museum are embarking on the design of a brand new gallery, London... 
Surviving and Thriving Post Brexit
Surviving and Thriving Post Brexit
In the wake of Brexit, with a shifting political and economic climate, we’re exploring new opportunities opening up for Britain’s heritage and cultural sector. With warnings of an uncertain future for Britain’s domestic productivity and the prospect of a weaker UK... 
Wild Atlantic Way Plans Ahead
Wild Atlantic Way Plans Ahead
Wild Way or the High Way? Bold plans are underway to transform a number of existing tourist offers on the dramatic coastline of the West Coast of Ireland into a series of compelling visitor attractions on a touring route, driving tourism and investment in the Western Seaboard.... 
Bristol Aero Centre Takes Wing
Bristol Aero Centre Takes Wing
The birthplace of the UK’s aerospace industry and witness to over a century of continuous design and production, Bristol’s Filton Airfield is about to start an exciting new chapter in its history. The £16 million Bristol Aerospace Centre, many years in the planning... 
Westminster Abbey Plans Progress
Westminster Abbey Plans Progress
For the first time since Nicholas Hawksmoor in 1754, Westminster Abbey is adding to its fabric, namely a new tower. A new architectural term might be needed. So, what comes after Gothic proper, perpendicular and neo gothic: neo-neo gothic, neogothic revival, modern gothic? Leaving... 
Rethinking Waterloo 200 Years On
Rethinking Waterloo 200 Years On
It is of course one of the iconic events in British history, and its outcome decisive for the development of Europe in the 19th century. It made one man a national hero, and condemned another to a lonely exile. And, fought in June 1815, nearly 200 years ago, it is all too... 
Success for St Albans
Success for St Albans
HLF success means that ambitious plans to revitalise St Albans' museum provision can finally become a reality. St Albans' 2,000 year old streets are filled with sites of cultural interest, including Roman walls, a hypocaust, the country's only visible example of a Roman... 
Redeveloping Burlington Gardens
Redeveloping Burlington Gardens
By 2018 the Royal Academy intend to have completed a £50 million redevelopment of their home in central London. The project at 6 Burlington Gardens, behind the main building on Piccadilly, is part funded and underway. Some of the work consists of urgent repairs to the fabric... 
Plymouth Invests in History
Plymouth Invests in History
Councillors in Plymouth believe that by investing in a new history-themed visitor attraction, they will attract new visitors and business to the city. The council intends for Plymouth History Centre (name to be confirmed) to bring to life the city’s rich history and tell... 
Childhood at Osborne House
Childhood at Osborne House
Pitter patter… If Queen Victoria is the “Grandmother of Europe”, then Osborne House on the Isle of Wight could be rightfully described as the nursery of European royalty. Her nine children, five daughters - Victoria, Alice, Helena, Louise and Beatrice - and four sons... 
Reconnecting Audley End
Reconnecting Audley End
Not so boring after all … Visiting country houses can be a tedious affair. Hours spent treading interminable miles of protective drugget, past roped-off closets and chambres and boudoirs, filled with ever-the-same crockery, endlessly repeated displays of weapons, statues... 
Rethinking WWI at RAF Museum
Rethinking WWI at RAF Museum
Dropping Oranges Type aerodrome Hendon into Google and you come across countless black-and-white photographs of flying contraptions and their proud moustachioed owners from the early years of the 20th century, reminiscent of that wonderful 1960s film Those Magnificent Men... 
Norway’s New Home for Munch
Norway’s New Home for Munch
Edvard Munch’s The Scream, one of the most iconic artworks of the late 19th century, is to have a spectacular new home in Oslo. After years of political wrangling, Oslo’s city council has just given the go-ahead to a new museum dedicated to Norway’s most famous artist... 
Richard III Centre Plans Unveiled
Richard III Centre Plans Unveiled
It was the most exciting royal scoop of the year. We’re not talking about the Queen’s jubilee celebrations or the imminent royal baby… but the discovery in an unmarked grave of the bones of King Richard III, protagonist of one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays and last... 
New Chapter for Story Museum
New Chapter for Story Museum
Exciting new chapter opens in the evolution of Oxford’s Story Museum In December 2010 museumINSIDER ran a feature about a new venture for a children’s literature and story-telling centre in Oxford. At that time the Story Museum, which had been running a vibrant schools... 
Sherwood Forest “Discovered”
Sherwood Forest “Discovered”
Sherwood Forest, the home of the fabled Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, will soon see a new and ambitious attraction celebrating the forest and the hero, against a backdrop of medieval life in his time. Nottinghamshire County Council recently appointed Discovery Attractions... 
New Life for Coventry Landmark
New Life for Coventry Landmark
Revitalisation Project for Coventry’s Old Grammar School The Coventry Transport Museum is using its expertise and local vision to revitalize the city’s Old Grammar School, a project that is on track to completion in April 2015. The Transport Museum holds the largest... 
Two Heritage Centres for Somerset
Two Heritage Centres for Somerset
Bridging the gaps in Bristol and North Somerset: New heritage centres for Clevedon Pier and Clifton Suspension Bridge  On 20th December 2012 Clevedon Pier in North Somerset and Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol received early Christmas presents in the shape of a £720,000... 


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