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Turing-Welchman Bombe
The National Museum of Computing, situated within the Bletchley Park complex, is heaven for geeks and computer enthusiasts. Charting the development of computing from the first Turing-Welchman Bombe machine (used to break Enigma messages) to modern…
Verulamium museum
The Verulamium Museum, named after the Roman town around what is now St Albans, is perfectly placed to tell the story of life before and during the Roman occupation.
London Mithraeum
Bloomberg rescued the London Mithraeum when it purchased the site of its current European headquarters, and in the process brought what was little more than a pile of stones back to awe-inspiring life.
Coughton Court, by DeFacto
Coughton Court near Alcester in Warwickshire is a National Trust-owned Tudor manor house built on land that has been home to the Throckmorton family for over 600 years. A fine building, but not all accessible, it sits in an estate of managed gardens…
Chalke Valley History Festival 2017
Chalke Valley History Festival is designed to inspire, excite, and inform. Established in 2011 as a fundraiser for the local cricket club, the festival has rapidly grown in size to become the largest festival dedicated to history in the UK. With a…
Black Country Living Museum
The Black Country Living Museum is the UK's third largest open-air museum, covering the history of the area from the 1850s to the 1950s. Set within 26 acres of land, it has a range of period buildings, shops and workshops, carefully transported…
Canons Ashby June 14
Canons Ashby is a Tudor home in Northamptonshire which has been brought back to life by the National Trust. The village was first mentioned in Domesday Book, and during the Medieval period we hear of a number of canons behaving badly at the…
Kenilworth Castle
Being less than seven miles from the popular, Merlin Entertainments-owned Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle is often overlooked. This is a great pity. While it doesn't have the flash of Warwick, and is much more ruinous, it is perhaps the more…
Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle has a fascinating history. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror on the site of a defensive Anglo-Saxon settlement established by Alfred the Great's warrior daughter, Æthelflæd…
The Mary Rose. Photo by Les Chatfield
Built in 1510 and launched the following year, the Mary Rose was one of Henry VIII’s new warships, and the largest in the fleet. Designed purely for battle, she saw action during the next 30 years, but sank quickly during the Battle of the Solent in…
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