6 Surprising stories told through public memorials

We asked the public to tell us about England’s secret, unknown and forgotten memorials and bring to light the often inspirational and poignant stories they tell.Read more

8 Statues of Courageous Women in History

Just 2.7% of statues in the UK are of historical, non-royal women. We take a look at 7 statues and the courageous women they represent.Read more

55 Years of Public Art in Newcastle-Gateshead

The Angel of the North may be Newcastle-Gateshead’s (and probably the UK’s) most well known public artwork but the city has a much longer history of public art making, going back at least to the early 1960s. Our free exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art, explores the  significance of structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985. 8 September to 23 December 2016, Bessie Surtees House. Rebecca Farley, researcher in Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle University, takes us through six artworks thatRead more

Just Listed: 20 Unusual Places given Protected Status this Year

From a sewer gas destructor lamp in Sheffield and a 1930s hairdresser in Scarborough to the traces of a Neolithic henge in Yorkshire and the Titanic band leader’s gravestone in Lancashire, Historic England has today published unusual highlights from the 510 places added to the National Heritage List for England in the past year. Here are some of our favourites:Read more