Volunteers recreate 4,000-year-old roundhouse using authentic tools at Beeston Castle

A Bronze Age house is being reconstructed by English Heritage volunteers at Beeston Castle in Cheshire. The volunteers have used authentic tools and archaeological evidence...

Beware the killer Spindly fish

Sea monster sightings in the 19th century were influenced by the discovery of ancient reptile fossils, new research at the University of St Andrews has...

Go Quackers at Easter – discover Marple’s industrial history with new trails and guides

Discover Marple’s fascinating industrial history with the launch of a new walking trail, family activity pack and app focusing on the legacy of Stockport...

Go Quackers at Easter – discover Marple’s industrial history with new trails and guides

Discover Marple’s fascinating industrial history with the launch of a new walking trail, family activity pack and app focusing on the legacy of Stockport...

Researchers explore John Ruskin’s ‘Storm Cloud’ in 200 year celebration

Art historians at the University of York have co-curated a major new exhibition and co-edited a book on how John Ruskin’s views on the...

Fear and wonder around Victorian science explored in family-friendly exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring the wonder and fear of 19th Century medical science in a family-friendly way is currently displayed at The Atkinson in...

The lessons of Manchester’s super-casino failure

Although organised gambling has a long tradition in the UK,dating back as far as the 18th century, the nation’s gambling traditions have been based...

Manchester’s Most Famous Urban Legends 

Manchester is a truly ancient city. Beginning its life as a Roman military camp in Celtic Britain, it evolved from a minor Lancastrian township...

Visitor boost for Bolton library and museum

A £3.8m refurbishment and a varied calendar of events have brought 133,000 visitors to Bolton’s Central Library and Museum in the last three months. Bolton’s...

Turkeys for Christmas

Did you know that the Turkey has been around for ten miilion years and there are fossils to prove it.The bird originates from Mexico,...