UK Museums

Pre (And Post?) Welfare State

Wendy Jones | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK
Wendy Jones

I have a new favourite museum. Tucked away in a quiet little square in central London is a museum that tells the story of one of the most poignant social experiments borne of the industrial revolution - and that may have resonance for today.

Overheard in the Museum

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon M. Clabby

The Mary Rose, also known as the Marie Rose, the Rose Marie and HMS Warrior, was built by King Arthur (also known as King Henry) in the 15th Century.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 3

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 3: Tourism in Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photographe...

Beamish Museum: The Case for Culture in the North East

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

This has been a really exciting week for Paul Brannen MEP and me, as our team in Brussels joined us in Newcastle for 'Constituency Week'. With the help of two electric LEAF cars kindly lent to us by Nissan we travelled all over the region to meet with local groups and businesses, giving our European office the chance to see the impact of our work in the North East.

Great Weekend Getaways - Lucerne, Switzerland

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

A short flight from London to Zurich, followed by an hour on a direct train from the airport, brought us to downtown Lucerne, a Swiss city on the shores of Lake Lucerne with views of the Alps, including Mount Rigi, the subject of JMW Turner's masterpiece The Blue Rigi Sunrise.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko

Ewa Zubek | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The current Mark Rothko exhibition in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum seems to be the perfect Rothko show. With over 60 works on display - from the early figurative paintings to his very last canvas - the museum has orchestrated a space that combines the epic with the intimate, seamlessly moving from the one to the other.

Why You Should Visit the American D-Day Beaches in Normandy

Samantha Wills | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Wills

First up was an early morning visit to the Longues-sur-Mer gun battery. The battery is one of the most remarkably preserved sections of the Atlantic Wall, the extensive series of fortifications along France's coast that were created by Hitler to protect against seaborne invasion from England.

Why You Should Visit the British and Canadian D-Day Beaches in Normandy

Samantha Wills | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Wills

In my teens, I wore long velvet skirts, read Che Guevara's 'Motorcycle Diaries' and listened to a lot of Bob Dylan. From that you can probably infer that I'm not the kind of person who generally visits battlefields or has any interest in guns, battle tactics or incomprehensible war lingo.

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

Cool Britannia: The Best of British History in Nine Museums

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The UK is well-known for its amazing museums. Drawing in over 92 million visitors a year, they are popular among tourists and Brits alike.... the UK's variety of museums reflects the diversity of British history - from the influence of the Fab Four to the time of Viking invasion.

Explore Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Tate | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Have you ever wished you could have a secret robot alter ego? Or that you could wander around a gallery alone late at night? Well, now you can combine both these fantasies in one as After Dark is launched at Tate Britain.

You Can't Go To The Tate After Dark. These Robots Can.

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech

Robots are to give art fans a night at the museum with a series of after-hours tours around Tate Britain through an award-winning project. People f...

Disarming Our Culture: Why the Science Museum Must End Its Support for the Arms Trade

Andrew Smith | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The Science Museum in London is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but on Monday 14 July it will be opening its doors to some of the biggest arms companies and most oppressive regimes in the world.

Europe's Best Children's Museums 2014

Andrew Matthews | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

The only voices that weren't heard were the ones of the marauding mountaineers themselves. Too young to comment? Maybe. Or perhaps they were just confused as to why there was an argument in the first place - 'We've got our own museums anyway.'

Morocco: Lucky Number Five

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

As part of my Eat, Pray, Love adventure, Morocco was the fifth phase of my twelve countries in twelve months journey that I couldn't wait to escape my busy city life to. The number five carries huge significance in their culture and everywhere I went this number seemed to appear.

Traces of Time by Igor Mitoraj

Diego Giolitti | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

Traces of Time is the celebrated Pietrasanta-based master sculptor's first major solo exhibition in London.

From a Nobody to a Somebody - Bringing the Crew of the Mary Rose to Life

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

The Mary Rose Museum stands as a memorial to these men, but rather than concentrating on how they died, it tells a far more important story, that of how they lived and worked, allowing us to appreciate them as the people they were almost 500 years ago.

Literature Is a Library

Jamie Andrews | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Andrews

The great wonder of the British Library is that our vaults hold not only original literary texts, but the contextual materials that help today's readers place those works in the moment of their writing, and track responses to them over the years.

A Weekend in South Beach, Miami

Vogue.fr | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

By Isabelle Granger South Beach is the place to be in Miami right now, with on-trend hotels, restaurants with unforgettable views and edgy art galler...

How to Explore a Place Through its Art

Lizzie Davey | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

Art and travel, for the most part, go hand in hand. I imagine when you travel you have a fair few museums and galleries listed on your itinerary. But why are people so eager to spend their day inside an air-conditioned building looking at illusions of the world, when they could be out and about actually exploring the real world?

Google Celebrates British Museum's 255th Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google is marking the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with its latest Google Doodle. The temporary 'Google' logo is visible on the home pag...

The Opening of MMP+ the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Karen Ruimy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+) is a new home for the arts, somewhere that with all the political and social unrest you see every day in North Africa, will send out a message to the rest of the world that Morocco is a country where contemporary culture can and will triumph over reactionary thinking.

The Write Place

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

From the frozen north to the steamy south, and from the buzz of New York to the Pacific Ocean, America's landscapes have always inspired its authors.

Has Science Fiction Invaded the Museum Sector?

Tom Hunter | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hunter

I have a theory we're in the middle of a stealthily infiltration of our treasured museums and galleries by what I can only describe as the alien DNA of science fiction.

WATCH: Museum Preserved In Time With 275 Lasers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Tech

The Science Museum has preserved its historic Shipping Galleries - opened in 1963 and closed in 2012 - by creating an absolutely staggering 2 billion ...