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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
Lauren Child characters  Lauren Child

Charlie and Lola and the worlds of Lauren Child

The Utterly Imaginative World of Lauren Child Read More
Illustration of a miner working underground in Victorian England

Coal Mining and the Victorians

Life underground for children working in Victorian England Read More
Two Hull trawlermen

Local Heroes: Hull's Trawlermen

Find out about Hull's rich fishing heritage Read More
Campaign make an impact logo

Campaigners Make an Impact in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Using Yorkshire's History to Change Your World Read More
A Romany vardo with painted decoration

Tradition and storytelling in Romany life

Romany language and culture Read More
Detail from WWII government poster telling people to carry gas masks at all times

What was it like to be a World War II Evacuee?

Explore primary sources to discover what life was like as an evacuee Read More
Photo of crocodile skull

Crocodile Skull and Ornaments

Ornaments taken from a crocodile's stomach Read More
Quilt made from 1800s military uniforms

Military Patchwork Quilt

Quilt made by a soldier from military uniforms Read More
WWII food banner

Food and Diet in WWII

Rationing advice given by the wartime Ministry of Food Read More
Engraving of Victorian children

Through a Victorian Child's Eye

How home and school life was for Victorian children in Huddersfield Read More
An Ancient Greek bust of Medusa the Gorgon

Ancient Greeks: Everyday Life, Beliefs and Myths

How the Ancient Greeks lived, and the story of Perseus and the Gorgon Read More
View of part of Sandal Castle

Creative Writing at Sandal Castle

Using ruins, artefacts, documents and imagination! Read More
Wartime recipe book

What Did WWII Children Eat?

The effect the war had on children's health and diet Read More
View of Corby Steelworks at dusk

Stories from the Steelworks: Corby Steelworks inspiring creativity

Explore memories of Corby Steelworks as a basis for creativity Read More
Seabed  National Stone Centre

Fossils Game

An interactive Fossils game with learning resources Read More
M&S chocolate covered Swiss Rolls package

M&S Food Technology

Shop bought versus 'hand-made' in the 1950s Read More
Mansfields Shoemaking Factory, Northampton c.1900

Victorian Shoemakers in Northampton

1,800 handmade shoemakers resist mechanisation Read More
1932 St Michael logo

M&S Birth of a Brand - Logos and Brand Names

The original 1932 St Michael brand and a 1950s version Read More

WWI Shells Inspire the Game of Darts

Early brass dart shafts were fashioned from WWI artillery shells Read More
Detail of Songster war horse grave marker

Grave Marker for Songster, the Oldest War Horse

Served with Leicestershire Yeomanry in First World War Read More
Still from the interactive about the Fire of London

Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London of 1666

Learn about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London of 1666 Read More
Photograph of evacuees arriving at Bingham

Children's Experiences during WWII

What was it like to be a child living in the East Midlands during WW2? Read More
Japanese ivory carving

Japanese Ivory Carving

These okimono display Japanese carving skills to the world Read More
Royal Artillery Gunners belt from WWI

Killed at the Battle of Passchendaele

Gunner Lewis William Harman's belt Read More
My Family: My Story Logo

My Family: My Story

Telling stories through museum objects; A digital storytelling project Read More
The skeleton of an adult male Gorilla

Objects and Stories

How and why did some museum objects end up in Leeds? Read More
Head of Nesyamun

Ancient Egypt: Death and the Afterlife

About Nesyamun, an Egyptian mummy and Egyptian objects Read More
Japanese stencil design

Japanese Stencil Design

A Meiji stencil illustrating the legend of Urashima Taro Read More
Your M&S magazine with Twiggy on front cover

M&S Birth of a Brand - Advertising

How a major high street retailer has promoted itself to the world Read More
Illustration by Tony Ross of a man in a cap pulling a trailer

Stepping Inside...a 1910 Painting with Tony Ross

Illustrator's response to a painting by Adolphe Vallette Read More

M&S Birth of a Brand - Buildings and Signage

Signs reflect different periods in time Read More
Gold pocket watch from 1914

Joseph W Giardelli's WWI Pocket Watch Case

Sent from his colleagues at the Royal Mint in 1914 Read More
M&S 125 Anniversary shop window display

M&S Birth of a Brand - Campaign Case Study - 125 Anniversary

How M&S celebrated 125 years of being in business in 2009 Read More
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