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Portrait of an Elizabethan Lady

Art Across the Curriculum

Using art as a starting point for cross curricular work Read More
Sharks tooth sword

Sharks Tooth Sword

A weapon known made from coconut palm and sharks teeth Read More
Neolithic axe

Neolithic Axe

Axe made from a type of stone called Jadeite Read More
Refugee doll

German Refugee's Doll

One lady's special reminder of her childhood before WWII Read More
Two Hull trawlermen

Local Heroes: Hull's Trawlermen

Find out about Hull's rich fishing heritage Read More

Carved Coconut Head

Genuine or made for the tourist trade? Read More
Hallaton Treasure

Hallaton Treasure and the Romans

Explore the Iron Age and the Romans through the Hallaton Treasure Read More
Russian peasant emnbroidery of Mokosh

Embroidery of the Russian Goddess Mokosh

Ritual linen towel used in marriage and childbirth Read More
Midland Railway Coat of Arms

Rise of the Midland Railway

Explore the impact the growth of the Midland Railway had on Victorians Read More
UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire Village

Saltaire - Victorian Model Town, Then and Now

A World Heritage Site now, life improvements 150 years ago Read More
Boy through a window

Thornbury Primary's Grand Trunk Road project

Exhibitions can support a creative curriculum Read More
Amy Johnson and her husband

Amy Johnson's Logbook

Notes from the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia Read More
Museum staff c.1878

Victorian Museum at Nottingham Castle

Discover how and why a new gallery was created in the Victorian times Read More
Illustration from Silent Traveller by Chiang Yee

The Silent Traveller in the Yorkshire Dales

The beauty of The Dales seen through the eyes of Chiang Yee Read More

Anglo Saxon Sword Pommel

Golden jewelled object from the 7th Century Read More
West African Horse Headdress

West African Horse Headdress

African and Arabic cultures meet in Northern Nigeria Read More

Ship's Log of The Diana

The sad account of a Victorian whaling ship Read More
Australian Aboriginal spear thrower

Australian Aboriginal Spear Thrower

Multi-purpose gadget does it all Read More
The Grimston Sword

The Grimston Sword

A Celtic iron age sword used in battle Read More
Palaeolithic Handaxe

Palaeolithic Handaxe

Quartzite tool from Somalia made about 1.5 million years ago Read More
Pad saddle

Cree Native American Saddle

Ceremonial Pad Saddle from the Day Star Reserve in Canada Read More
Gazelle Axe

Indian Gazelle Head Axe

19th Century Indian axe, beautifully cast with a gazelle head Read More
Sioux Warrior shirt

Sioux Warrior Shirt

Painted figures show victories over the wearer's enemies Read More
M&S Sustainable Suit

M&S - The Most Sustainable Suit in the World!

Made from organic wool and recycled plastic bottles Read More
M&S Staff welfare pioneer Flora Solomon

M&S Making a Mark - Flora Solomon

Champion of M&S staff welfare Read More

Preston Takes in WWI Belgian Refugees

Belgian King rewards Preston ladies Read More
Shop front of M&S Cheshire Oaks Eco Store

M&S Cheshire Oaks Eco Store

From Penny Bazaar to flagship Eco store Read More

Anglo Saxon Sword Pommel

Golden jewelled object from the 7th Century Read More
Iroquois Beaded Purse

Iroquois Beaded Purse

Made by Native North Americans for the tourist trade Read More
Alorese bronze drum

Alorese Bronze Drum

Indonesian drums as marriage payments Read More
Because there is no Plan B t-shirt

M&S Making a Mark - Plan A

Recycling, waste reduction, sustainability and ethical trading Read More
Head of Mok the Gorilla

Mok the Gorilla

A Gorilla who lived in London Zoo from 1932 until his death in 1938 Read More

Goathland as a Contrasting Locality

An example of a good 'contrasting locality' for KS2 Geography Read More
Killer whale souvenir plate

Killer Whale Souvenir Plate

How killer whales got their name Read More
Seabed  National Stone Centre

Fossils Game

An interactive Fossils game with learning resources Read More
Pacific face mask

Pacific Islands Mask

Pacific Island carved and painted wooden face mask Read More
Painting of Matlock Bath

Victorian Work and Leisure in Matlock Bath

Compare the worlds of the lead miner and the Victorian day-tripper Read More
19th Century Russian burak

19th Century Russian Burak Decorated with Cockerels

Waterproof container made from birch bark Read More
Egyptian mummy eye

Egyptian Mummy Eye

The eye from an Egyptian mummy statue Read More
Humpback Whale

Voyage to the Arctic: A Whaler's Tale

Find out about Hull's Whaling Heritage! Read More
Pad saddle

Cree Native American Saddle

Ceremonial Pad Saddle from the Day Star Reserve in Canada Read More
Still from the interactive Global Citizenship

Global Citizens - Make an Impact!

Looks at current issues such as Discrimination, Human Rights & Slavery Read More
Model of Capt Cook's ship Resolution

Captain Cook's Travels

People and artifacts connected with explorer Captain Cook Read More
Ceremonial Adze from the Cook Islands

Ceremonial Adze

A stone-headed wood-working tool from the Cook Islands Read More

Cave Hunter

Become an Ice Age Detective and see what you can spot in the cave Read More
Papplewick Pumping Station

The Wonder of Water: Papplewick Pumping Station and the Victorians

Explore a Victorian water pumping station and its design Read More
Archive photo of M&S in-store display of fresh pears

M&S 1930s Food Displays

Food retailing between the Wars Read More
Map of medieval Grantham

Medieval Grantham

Explore what the town of Grantham was like in Medieval times Read More
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