Things to do in May

Posted:
24 April 2018
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

With two bank holiday weekends and the half term break this month, we've got lots of historical inspiration for all ages. Our historic gardens are transforming as spring comes to a close and the summer season begins. We're also continuing our celebration of Stonehenge being gifted to the nation, and...

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Pests at home: the good, the bad and the ugly

An English Heritage conservation assistant kneeling on a patterned carpet and vacuuming it.
Posted:
20 April 2018
Posted By:
Wendy Richardson
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Throughout the country we face a battle against an almost invisible enemy, our weapons a vacuum cleaner, magnifying glass and sticky traps. That’s right, the bugs are coming - and if we’re not vigilant, they could eat our collections… English Heritage staff caring for historic collections t...

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20 years at Down House – then and now

Detailed view of Darwin's worktable with letters, manuscripts and notebooks on display. ©Historic England
Posted:
3 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Sarah Moulden
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Twenty years ago we reopened Down House so the public could follow Charles Darwin's footsteps through the place he called home for 40 years. The world-renowned scientist lived here with his wife Emma and their 10 children during the 19th century. While they were here, the ample grounds became Darwin...

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