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Screenshot from the British Library Playtimes website showing a colourful cartoon style picture of a school playground with lots of characters playing, including animals dressed as people.

Playground games and more

What games do you like to play?The British Library wants to share your games on their Playtimes website. Click on the pic to find out more.

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Interactives from Timeportals

Interactives from Timeportals

A Roman mosaic interactive and more from Gloucestershire museums and galleries.

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Make an animated film: kids' competition from Film Street

Make an animated film: kids' competition from Film Street

Let the online activity Stop Frame Animation help you to make a film and you could win a digital flip camera.

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How to make an easy origami lotus flower

How to make an easy origami lotus flower

Try this easy video step-by-step guide from CLEO and learn what the lotus meant to Ancient Egyptians..

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A brief history of writing fun video guide from the British Museum

A brief history of writing: fun British Museum video

See examples of writing from 5,000 years ago and more with the British Museum's Young explorers' video A brief history of writing.

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Thomas Edison Victorian inventor: homework help

Thomas Edison Victorian inventor: homework help

The Science Museum has a fun film on Edison and great pictures to use in your school project too.

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Competition: Once Upon A Wartime

Competition: Once Upon A Wartime

Write a book review for the Imperial War Museum on one of the war stories in their exhibition.

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World book Day 2011 for kids

World book Day 2011 for kids

Online games, £1 books, videos and much more.

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How to make a Roman shield for kids

How to make a Roman shield for kids

Here's a quick and easy Roman soldier shield for your school project.

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Clothing from history: the British Museum's fun video guide

Clothing from history: the British Museum's fun video guide

Would you wear a coat made from walrus gut? Find out more with the British Museum's A brief history of clothing.

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Chinese New Year 2011: year of the rabbit

Chinese New Year 2011: Year of the Rabbit

Find out your animal sign and Chinese zodiac personality with this cute interactive from the Museum of East Asian Art.

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Wolf Brother: make your own wolf mask

Wolf Brother: make your own wolf mask

Do you like Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series? Scare everyone with this grrr-eat wolf mask from National Museums Scotland.

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What are the different kinds of money?

What are the different kinds of money?

Did you know that all sorts of things have been used as money throughout history from shells, lumps of metal and barley, to the coins and bank notes we use now?

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Computer art collage fun

How to make an art collage on the computer

A great school project idea or just for fun. CLEO shows you how to make a computer collage picture with free Pixlr software.

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Will and Kate engaged: famous royal Catherines

Kate Middleton and the royal Tudor Catherines

Kate Middleton is not the only Catherine to join the royal family. There some famous Tudor Catherines from the past too.

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Free games to play over the Christmas holidays

Free games to play over the Christmas holidays

Play our favourite UK museum online games of 2010 and some new ones too!

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Museum app game: Escape from the Tower from the Tower of London

Museum app game: Escape from the Tower

Download the Tower of London's new free app game for when you visit the Tower.

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Easy Christmas activities: cards and decorations

Easy Christmas decorations for kids to make

Here are some we made earlier to inspire you.

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How do you tell the time without a clock?

How do you tell the time without a clock?

Answer: Check out the British Museum's video A brief history of time telling.

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Animal prints in the snow

Animal prints in the snow: photo guide from Wildlife Watch

Can you tell cat tracks from a badger's paw prints? Wildlife Watch from The Wildlife Trusts shows you how.

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Rock on: where does the grit come from that we use to de-ice the roads in winter?

Rock on: where does the salt come from that we use to de-ice the roads?

The British Geological Survey has some great salty facts for you.

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Make Your Own Mythical Creature

Make Your Own Mythical Creature

Download these body parts and make a fantastical creature... from The British Museum.

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It's Dinomania at World Museum Liverpool

It's Dinomania at World Museum Liverpool

Click on the pic to see a 14ft roaming T-Rex and little dino egg.

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Recycling photo competition for your school

Recycling: photo competition for your school

Take a photo of something that you've recycled at home or at school in the Elpis Double Takes photo competition.

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Remembrance: The Crusader

Remembrance: The Crusader

Find out about this sculpture and what Remembrance is too.

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Vote your favourite museum in the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2011

Nominate your favourite museum in the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2011

What's the best museum you've been to in the UK? They want your nomination now!

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Kids rule OK at Corinium for Takeover Day 2010

Kids rule OK at Corinium for Takeover Day 2010

Press officer for the day, Year 10 pupil Rhiannon Smith tells you how pupils from St Lawrence's Primary School, Lechlade got on as museum curators.

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Takeover Day 2010: you're in charge!

Takeover Day 2010: you're in charge!

It's Takeover Day today and all round the country kids are in charge!

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A horrible history for Halloween

A horrible history for Halloween

We're celebrating Halloween with a gruesome story from history.

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screenshot from a website showing an orange background with drawings of lots of men's heads on poles

Bonfire Night: The Real Story Of Guy Fawkes

Discover the truth behind Bonfire Night and November 5 - a grisly, bloody and horrible history of murder, secrets and lies.

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Is this a ghost? You decide...

Is this a ghost? You decide...

A photographer visiting the Edward Jenner Museum got more than he bargained for when he snapped the attic....

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Smarties chocolate skull

Memento mori: Smarties chocolate skull and more

Yummy chocolate art but what does it have to do with memento mori? Click on the pic to find out more.

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Black History Month: Mary Seacole

Black History Month: Mary Seacole

Find out all about Mary Seacole and play some games too.

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Roald Dahl Day 2010: make and do ideas

Roald Dahl Day 2010: competition and make and do

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day on September 13 2010, We've got our own version of the enormous crocodile for you to make and more.

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Fun, boredom busting things to make and do: summer 2010

Fun, boredom busting things to make and do: summer 2010

Banish boredom with these fun and free make and do ideas.

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Tell Us TV: Have your say!

What do you think about museums and galleries? Tell Us TV wants to know your views!

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Find hidden treasure on Caboodle.

Find hidden treasure on Caboodle

Caboodle is the site where you can find treasures from collectors.

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Make and do ideas for Children's Art Day 2010

Make and do ideas for Children's Art Day 2010

Use things from round the house for camera obscura drawing, the Most Amazing Machine in the World and more.

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How to make a quick and easy Ancient Roman toga and more

How to make a quick and easy Ancient Roman toga and more

No sewing and just use stuff from round the house.

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How to make an Ancient Roman snake bracelet

How to make an Ancient Roman snake bracelet

This is an easy and fun make and do idea.

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How to make an Ancient Egyptian scarab necklace

How to make an Ancient Egyptian scarab necklace

A quick and easy Egyptian project idea.

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How to make a quick and easy Ancient Egyptian outfit for school

How to make a quick and easy Ancient Egyptian costume for school

Walk like an Egyptian for your school project.

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Make an Ancient Roman tunic and toga or Ancient Egyptian outfi

Make an Ancient Roman tunic and toga or Ancient Egyptian outfit

No sewing and just use stuff from round the house.

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How to make an Ancient Egyptian collar of beads

How to make an Ancient Egyptian collar of beads

Some easy peasy jewellery to make for your Ancient Egyptian outfit.

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Battle of Britain: make a 303 Squadron WWII plane

Battle of Britain: make a 303 Squadron WWII plane

Make this fab paper aeroplane from fish in a bottle.

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Make IT Happy: has your school entered?

Make IT Happy: has your school entered?

Tell your teacher about this great ICT competition and your school could win a big cash prize.

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Pigs in museums and more

Pigtastic! Pigs in museums

Did you know that there are pigs in museums? And horses and much more.

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There's a cow in my school!

There's a cow in my school!

‘Herd’ the one about the headteacher who got the cows in to cut the grass? Click on the pic to find out more.

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National Insect Week 2010: bug games and more

National Insect Week 2010: bug games and more

Insects may be small but they're very important. Click on the pic to find out more.

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Football World Cup 2010: play Keepy Uppy game and more

Football World Cup 2010: play Keepy Uppy game and more

We've got Blue Peter's fab new footy game and more for you in this footy feature.

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Inspired by Bayeux tapestry: could this be the longest book in the world?

A student has made a twelve metre long history of the British Isles and we love his illustrations.

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Show us your brilliant toys on Caboodle

Show us your brilliant toys on Caboodle

Caboodle is a brilliant website for toy collectors like you.

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Battle of Trafalgar: Your chance to be Nelson

Battle of Trafalgar: your chance to be Nelson

Can you be king of the seas like Nelson in the Channel 4 game Trafalgar Origins and beat the French and Spanish naval fleets?

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Nanny McPhee actress Rosie Taylor-Ritson: interview

Nanny McPhee actress Rosie Taylor-Ritson: interview

Rosie talks to Show Me.

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Agatha from Relic: Guardians of the Museum exclusive interview

Relic: Guardians of the Museum - Agatha interview

You'll love our exclusive interview with Agatha..

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Celebrate St George's Day with knight games

Celebrate St George's Day with knight games and more

Play some great online museum knight games and celebrate St George's Day near you.

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Museums at Night 2010: see the animation films

Museums at Night 2010: see the animation films

See the Museums at Night 2010 winning animation film and more.

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Wildlife Watch April 2010 competition

Wildlife Watch April 2010 competition

The latest competition from Wildlife Watch is all about birds.

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Sam aged 7 is Director of Fun at National Railway Museum

Sam aged 7 is Director of Fun at National Railway Museum

If you love trains click on the pic.

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Ash from Iceland volcano stops UK planes flying

Ash from Iceland volcano stops UK planes flying

Click on the pic to find out why volcanic ash is bad for planes.

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Make your own erupting volcano at home

Make your own erupting volcano at home

Make a volcano at home with the Manchester Museume.

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Photography competition 2010 from National Historic Ships.

National Historic Ships Photography competition 2010

Here's a great competition for all you budding photographers out there.

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Fair Oak Junior School's museum

Fair Oak Junior School's museum

Pupils from Fair Oak Junior School have made their own museum.

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Easter activities: eggs and chicks made easy

Easter activities: eggs and chicks made easy

We've got some cheap or should we say cheep (geddit?!) Easter activities for you.

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Take One Picture 2010: kids' artwork in the National Gallery

Take One Picture 2010: kids' artwork in the National Gallery

Check out the amazing artwork by primary school kids in Take One Picture at the National Gallery in London.

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Museums at Night 2010: take part!

Museums at Night 2010: take part!

Museums have loads of fun things to do over the weekend of Museums at Night 14 - 16 May 2010.

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Look inside an Egyptian mummy

Look inside an Egyptian mummy

This interactive from Birmingam Museums and Art Gallery takes you right inside a mummy.

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Take a look at the Caboodle 'Random' page.

Take a look at the Caboodle 'Random' page

There are lots of intersting Caboodles on the 'Random' page.

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Time explorer and more games on the British Museum's Young explorers website

Time explorer and more games on the British Museum's Young explorers website

Play Time explorers, our favourite museum game and more, on the British Museum's new website for kids called Young explorers.

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Wicked Young Writers' Award 2010

Wicked Young Writers' Award 2010

This writing competition is really wicked!

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NSEW: get clicking for What on Earth

NSEW 2010: get clicking for What on Earth

National Science and Engineering Week 2010 want you to grab your camera, get out and get clicking plants and animals!

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See the Jorvik Vikings and other people on Caboodle

See the Jorvik Vikings and other people on Caboodle

You can travel back in time on Caboodle and see amazing Viking pictures given to us by our friends at Jorvik Viking Centre!

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Safer Internet Day 2010: Think U Know how to be safe?

Safer Internet Day 2010: Think U Know how to be safe?

Superhero Sid has a great song to help you keep safe when you're surfing the web.

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Endanger Ranger poster competition for National Science and Engineering Week 2010

Endanger Rangers poster competition for National Science and Engineering Week 2010

Design an endangered species poster for NSEW 2010 and you could win a Nintendo DS and more.

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We should contact aliens say some scientists

We should contact aliens say some scientists

Earth calling aliens! Are you out there?

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Chinese New Year 2010: Tiger

Chinese New Year 2010: Year of the Tiger

2010 is the Year of the Tiger but do you know your animal sign?

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Nintendo Wii Medieval Games competition

Competition! Win a Nintendo Wii Medieval Games

Win Nintendo Wii Medieval Games

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Snug as a Bug Campaign 2009: make a Bug Hotel

Snug as a Bug winter Campaign 2009: make a Bug Hotel

Buglife has a fab minibeast Bug Hotel for you to make this winter.

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Advent calendar online from Woodland Trust

Advent calendar online from Woodland Trust

Try this fab Advent calendar from Woodland Trust.

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Get out and about for the Caboodle nature page!

Get out and about for the Caboodle Nature page!

There's lots to see on this Caboodle page and we want you to show us your cool nature pictures,

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Design a Christmas card for the soldiers in Afghanistan

Design a Christmas card for the soldiers in Afghanistan

There are amazing prizes to be won in the National Army Museum's Christmas card competition 2009. Click on the pic to find out more.

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Take a Look at Our Arty Caboodles

Take a look at our arty caboodles

Check out a brilliant collection of creative photos.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox film: see the trailer

Fantastic Mr. Fox film: see the trailer

You've read the Roald Dahl' book now, see the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie.

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Look and touch at the Horniman Museum

Look and touch at the Horniman Museum

A mummified falcon, musical instruments and puppets: these are just some of the the Horniman Museum's great Handling Collection.

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Make a picture book with ArtisanCam's Picturebookmaker competition 2009

Make a picture book: ArtisanCam's 2009 competition

Make your own online picture book with ArtisanCam's Picturebookmaker activity and enter their competition to win a great prize.

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World War Two Outbreak: a Polish child's story

World War Two Outbreak: a Polish child's story

Jan was only nine years old when the Germans invaded Poland. Click on the pic to find out what happened to him next.

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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2009

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2009

Find out how you can celebrate the famous author's day on September 13 2009.

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Archaeology: be a real Indiana Jones

Archaeology: be a real Indiana Jones

If you like digging and love treasure then get into archaeology. Interested?

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How to make a monster: competition and more monster fun

Make a Monster: Family Friendly Film Festival competition

The Manchester Family Friendly Film Festival 2009 has a Make a Monster Challenge you can really get your claws into!

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Summer fun: dotty trees spotted in London

Summer fun: dotty trees spotted in London

Have you seen any strange and wonderful public art while you're out and about on your summer holidays? We spotted these dotty trees in London.

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Museum gets 'seal' of approval

Museum gets 'seal' of approval

Find out why museum staff at Colchester and Ipswich Museum had to act quickly to save this stuffed seal.

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Make an Egyptian mummy and case part 2

How to make an Egyptian mummy and case Part 2

Here's part 2 of how to make an Ancient Egyptian mummy and case courtesy of Usborne books.

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Make an Egyptian mummy

How to make an Ancient Egyptian mummy and case Part 1

With the help of Usborne books, we've got a great Ancient Egyptian mummy make and do activity for you. Perfect for that school project.

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Takabuti the mummy goes to Ulster Museum

Takabuti the mummy goes to Ulster Museum

Takabuti is a famous Egyptian mummy and will soon be on display at Ulster Museum.

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Space games: celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Space games: celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Have some space-themed fun at home with these fab games from science museums and centres.

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Blast Off! First Moon landing anniversary and International Year of Astronomy 2009

Blast Off! First Moon landing anniversary and International Year of Astronomy 2009

Find out what science museums and centres are doing to celebrate space in 2009.

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Big Ben is 150

Happy Birthday Big Ben!

Big Ben is 150. Celebrate its birthday with the new Race Against Chime game.

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Snail Survey 2009

Snail Survey 2009

Evolution MegaLab want you to find snails.

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Anthony Browne is new Children's Laureate

New Children's Laureate is announced

Anthony Browne is the new Children's Laureate 2009-2011.

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There's a hermit at The Manchester Museum

There's a hermit at The Manchester Museum

This is Ansuman Biswas and he's an artist. But for 40 days and nights, Ansuman will be a hermit at The Manchester Museum.

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Could you be a young Victorian?

Could you be a young Victorian at Ironbridge?

Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire are looking for kids aged 9 - 13 to be young Victorians at their Blists Hill Victorian Town.

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Museums at Night 2009

Museums at Night 2009

Museums at Night - spooky fun and much more.

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Live animals at the Horniman's new Nature Base Gallery

Live animals at the Horniman's new Nature Base Gallery

Bees, bugs and some very cute little harvest mice - and they're all in the Horniman Museum's new Nature Base Gallery.

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Who was St George?

Who was St George?

Who was George, why do people fly his flag at football matches and what's he got to do with a dragon?

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Walrus alert! Alex's favourite object from the Horniman Museum collection

Walrus alert! Alex's favourite object from the Horniman Museum collection

This is Alex. Click on the pic to find out why he's got a walrus on his head.

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Aah! New rare goats arrives at Wimpole Home Farm

Aah! New rare goats arrive at Wimpole Home Farm

This is a Bagot goat and there aren't many left in Britain. But the National Trust is trying to change that.

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Picasso painting Guernica is now a tapestry

Picasso painting Guernica as a tapestry

You can now see Picasso's famous anti-war painting Guernica as a tapestry at Whitechapel Art Gallery.

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Can You Tell One Bee From Another?

Can You Tell One Bee From Another?

Here's a great interactive from the Natural History Museum website where you can tell one bee from the other.

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Wonderful Worms Poetry Competition

Wonderful Worms Poetry Competition

Wriggling worms - it's a worm poetry competition from Buglife.

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Once Upon a Website

Be a winner with Once upon a website

Here's a cool website we like where you can write your own stories and even win a prize.

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First Light Movies Awards 2009

First Light Movies Awards 2009

First Light Movies Awards are great for young filmmakers.

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Red Nose Day 2009

Red Nose Day 2009

Red Nose Day 2009 fun for 2009!

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Science Fun and Games 2009

Science Fun and Games 2009

Science games and fun.

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World Book Day 2009

World Book Day 2009

How are you celebrating World Book Day 2009?

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Save Our Bees!

Save Our Bees!

Did you know that billions of bees are dying out? Here's how you can help to save them.

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Boys: Computers Vs Books?

Boys: Computers Vs Books?

Do boys prefer computers to books? Does it really matter?

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Chinese New Year 2009: Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year 2009: Year of the Ox

What's your Chinese animal sign?

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Make A Dinosaur Mask

Make A Dinosaur Mask

Back by popular demand, this fantastic download is perfect for a rainy afternoon. From National Museums Scotland.

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Happy Birthday British Museum!

Happy Birthday British Museum!

The British Museum first opened its doors 250 years ago and was the most popular cultural attraction last year.

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A Chirpy Robin For Your Christmas Thank You Letters

A Chirpy Robin For Your Christmas Thank-You Letters

With a carrot and some paint, you can make this robin to brighten up your thank- letters.

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Show Me's Christmas Holiday Games 2008

Show Me's Christmas Holiday Games 2008

Here's our annual round up of our favourite games to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays 2008.

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Madonna Close-up: Zoom Into Nativity Paintings

Madonna Close-up: Zoom Into Nativity Paintings

Take a closer look at these beautiful pictures using the National Gallery's zooming tool.

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Young Historian Of The Future: Winner Announced

Young History Presenter Of The Future: Winner Announced

See how Oliver Dean won English Heritage's Young Histoy Presenter of the Future -and he's only 11 years old.

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Christmas Poo Decorations

Christmas Poo Decorations

These Christmas decorations from the Natural History Museum are are made out of poo. Now that's what we call an eco-friendly Christmas!

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Oldest Human Brain In Britain Found

Found: Oldest Human Brain In Britain

The oldest brain in Britain has been found inside this skull.

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Tudor Double Portrait At National Portrait Gallery.

Tudor Double Portrait At National Portrait Gallery!

Why was this Tudor mum, Lady Dacre, a match for Henry VIII?

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Competition: Want To Be A History TV Presenter?

Competition: Want To Be A History TV Presenter?

Win the chance to make your very own TV show.

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18-Ton Energy Truck Retires!

18-Ton Energy Truck Retires

She's big, she's blue and she weighs18 tons! Find out why this energy truck is retiring.

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The Big Draw 2006

The Big Draw 08: Drawing Fun All Month Long

The Big Draw 2008 is over, and what a great year for creativity!

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Puppets Guide: Makes and Museums

Puppets Guide: Makes and Museums

All you could ever want to know about puppets. Find out how to make your very own glove puppet.

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Amazing Rock Art Found: 5000 Years Old

Amazing Rock Art Found: 5000 Years Old

Neolithic people made beautiful carvings on rocks all over the country. Find out about the latest discoveries here.

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Science Of Survival: Write A Sci-Fi Story Online

Science Of Survival: Write A Sci-Fi Story Online

This website goes hand-in-hand with a real-world exhibition at the Science Museum. We love them both.

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Create Your Own Kew Gardens Poster

Create Your Own Kew Gardens Poster

Explore prints by artist Edward Bawden then have a go yourself with this online lino printing tool.

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Rare Great Auk Egg On Show

Rare Great Auk Egg On Show

Extinct bird's beautiful egg on show in Liverpool .

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How Do You Wash A Stuffed Dog?

How Do You Wash A Stuffed Dog?

Staff at Tring's Natural History Museum are about to begin work cleaning a collection of stuffed dogs.

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Tate Launches Online Art Competition For Kids

Tate Launches Online Art Competition For Kids

Have a go at this arty competition to win fab musical prizes.

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Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award Winner Announced!

Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award Winner Announced!

Find out who won this year's coveted award.

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Beach Artists Needed: Can YOU Make Art From Seaside Stones?

Beach Artists Needed: Can YOU Make Art From Seaside Stones?

Get down to the seaside and get artistic to take part in the V&A Museum's World Beach project.

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Brand New Bronze Age Lambs At Flag Fen

Brand New Bronze Age Lambs At Flag Fen

Find out why these two new woolly arrivals are so special...

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Blood, Sugar And Flies: You Won't Believe Your Eyes

Take a look at these incredible pictures... all winners in a most unusual competition.

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Meerkat Makes Movie? New Wildlife Website Launches

Meerkat Makes Movie? New Wildlife Website Launches

A brand new website about wildlife filmmaking goes live this week.

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Fluffy And Buckbeak Spotted In National Gallery!!

Fluffy And Buckbeak Spotted In National Gallery!!

Find out where JK Rowling may have got some inspiration for her beasts...

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Bus Bottoms Have Arty Makeover

Bus Bottoms Have Arty Makeover

Why are these children looking so pleased with themselves and what are those fab pictures on that bus?

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Opening A Roman Coffin: Watch The Video Here

Opening A Roman Coffin: Watch The Video Here

This amazing video clip shows just how exciting archaeology can sometimes be!

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Spies, Stamps And Secret World War Two Plans

Spies, Stamps And Secret World War Two Plans

The lowdown on secret plans cooked up in 1940 by James Bond author Ian Fleming ...

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Show Me's Favourite Games of 2007

Show Me's Favourite Games

Here's our annual round up of our favourite games to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays.

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Roman Pots Found: Was This An Anti-Washing Up Scam?

Roman Pots Found: Was This An Anti-Washing Up Scam?

As archaeologists get excited about a newly-discovered hoard of Roman pots, Show Me asks the questions that matter...

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How To Make A 3D Christmas Tree Card Or Decoration

How To Make A 3D Christmas Tree Card Or Decoration

Design your own slot-together Christmas tree to use as a card or a decoration – to put on the table or hang up.

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The Spooky Story Of The Cursed Amethyst

A jewel with a very special history has gone on show at the Natural History Museum. Dare you visit?

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Tutankhamun's Treasures Come To London

Tutankhamun's Treasures Come To London

The boy king's tomb is one of Ancient Egypt's most famous discoveries - find out about the show here.

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chalk drawing of two penguins and a baby penguin in a snowy landscape

Young Pavement Artist Competition Winners Announced

Ten-year-old Arthur Morris has won the Young Pavement Artist Competition 2007.

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Make Your Own Dead Man's Hand Of Glory

How To Make A Halloween Hand of Glory

Blood, veins and dirty fingernails.... can you stomach this Halloween party food?

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photo of a square castle with towers at each four corners

Could Your Picture End Up On The Side Of The Tower Of London?

The winner of a drawing competition will have their picture hung on the Tower of London - read on to find out how to enter.

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We Love Launchball! Will You Master It?

We Love Launchball! Will You Master It?

Launchball's a fiendishly tricky new game called Launchball - once you start you can't stop!

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The Big Draw 2006

The Big Draw 08: Drawing Fun All Month Long

The Big Draw 2008 is over, and what a great year for creativity!

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Get Your Hair Cut In A Museum!

Get Your Hair Cut In A Railway Museum

Museums aren't always in places you might expect them - we found one attached to a hairdressers in Northern Ireland!

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Britain's Oldest Recipes - Roast Hedgehog & Nettle Pudding

Fancy a bowl of roast hedgehog followed by nettle pudding? Read on to find out about unusual ancient recipes...

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Look At These Amazing Books

Some amazing and unusual books have been picked by the British Library to be 'digitised' - read on to find out more...

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Daleks Invade Museum For World Record Attempt

Doctor Who fans went to Manchester to try and smash the world record for a mass gathering of Daleks.

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Help Name New Ship's Cats On HMS Belfast

Help Name New Ship's Cats On HMS Belfast

The warship HMS Belfast has two new ship's cats to add to its crew and it wants your help choose names for them.

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Ideas To Brighten Up Your Summer Holidays

If you're stuck for something to do these holidays then check out our pick of the best games and fun activities.

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Toilets Through The Ages - A Show Me Guide To The Loo

What did the Romans do when they wanted to have a poo? and how did you go for a wee in a castle? Our guide tells you all about it.

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Skeletons And Flying Horse Buses? What's Going On At London's Transport Museum?

Skeletons And Flying Horse Buses? What's Going On?

What would you do if you discovered a human skeleton on your building site – call the police, or an archaeologist?

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Viking Treasure Found In Yorkshire

Viking Treasure Found In Yorkshire

An amazing hoard of Viking treasure has been discovered in Yorkshire.

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Get Your Paintbrush Out- Fantastic Competition!

You've only got two weeks left to enter this national painting competition, get your brushes out...

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Eric & Ernie The Welsh Ponies Find New Home

A museum has adopted Eric and Ernie, two Welsh ponies that were rescued from an old coalfield area in Wales.

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Meet The Young Henry VIII At Hampton Court Palace

Meet The Young Henry VIII At Hampton Court Palace

Was Henry VIII always a big man with a beard and a bad temper? Meet the younger, slimmer Henry!

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Fab New Game - Nanw's Great Adventure

The National Library of Wales has launched a great new online game that we just can't stop playing!

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Huge Blue Whale Skeleton Gets A Spring Clean

Huge Blue Whale Skeleton Gets A Spring Clean

The Natural History Museum's massive blue whale skeleton is getting a much-needed clean.

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Which Of Your Clothes Would You Put In A Museum?

Which Of Your Clothes Would You Put In A Museum?

It's not just clothing from the past that museums are interested in – what fashion items from today should they collect?

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Stars Get Chalking For Pavement Art Competition

Stars Get Chalking For Pavement Art Competition

Celebrities have been helping out the Young Pavement Artists competition by sending in their own creations.

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Mystery Of The 'Princes In The Tower' Grows

New research gives another twist to the mysterious, centuries old tale of the 'Princes in the Tower'.

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Aesop's Animals In The News

Aesop's Animals In The News

Five wonderful linocut prints showing scenes from Aesop's Fables have been bought by a gallery in Essex.

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Discover Birds And Beasts Up Close On Museum Webcams

From swifts in towers to falcons in churches and flesh-eating beetles, it's amazing what you can find on webcams.

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Roman Mural Discovered In The Centre Of London

Roman Mural Discovered In The Centre Of London

Archaeologists have disovered an amazing ancient Roman painted wall in the centre of London.

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Museums And Galleries Month 2007 Arrives

Museums and Galleries Month 2007 has started, with loads of fun stuff to do and see at a venue near you.

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Museum Beehive Creates A Buzz About Bees

Museum Beehive Creates A Buzz About Bees

A 'bee tree' which give you a bees'-eye view of a honeybee hive has been set up to raise awareness about falling numbers of honeybees.

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Get Chalking For The National Young Pavement Artist Competition

Get your chalks ready and find out about the quest to find the National Young Pavement Artist 2007.

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Huge And Incredible Outdoor Art From Around The World

Huge And Incredible Outdoor Art From Around The World

Art doesn't always have to be in a gallery - there are lots of huge and crazy sculptures outdoors.

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Museum Sad As Sparky The Pit Pony Dies

We were sad to hear that Sparky, one of the last pit ponies, has died. Read on to find out more about him.

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Win A Book About Snot!

Win A Book About Snot!

A new science book called Why is Snot Green? has been launched and we've got some copies to give away.

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Fancy Camping On the Moon?

Caves on Mars, Moon bases, solar flares and space camping, we're spaced out on Show Me this week.

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Portraits Of Native American Chiefs Go On Show

Portraits Of Native American Chiefs Go On Show

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is showing fascinating paintings of Native American chiefs from North America who visited England three hundred years ago.

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International Polar Year 2007/2008

Icebergs, Bears, Penguins: International Polar Year Begins!

From the Arctic to the Antarctic, all things polar are being celebrated this year. Click on the pic to find out more.

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Celebrate World Book Day's 10th Birthday With Show Me

Celebrate World Book Day's 10th Birthday With Show Me

World Book Day is 10 years old. We've looked at some interesting places to find out about books.

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Oink Oink! Chinese New Year 2007

Oink Oink! Chinese New Year 2007

We're not telling you porkies - according to the Chinese calendar we're just about to begin the Year of the Pig.

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Giant Pink Rabbit Found On Italian Hillside

Giant Pink Rabbit Found On Italian Hillside

Look what we found while we were surfing the web! A huge pink rabbit on an Italian hillside.

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Almost Extinct: Project Launched To Save Unique Animals

Almost Extinct: Project Launched To Save Unique Animals

A project has been launched to save unique rare animals from extinction.

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Should Museums Ban 'Heelys'?

Should Museums Ban 'Heelys'?

One museum has banned trainers with wheels. Do you think they're right?

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Ancient Village Found Near Stonehenge

Ancient Village Found Near Stonehenge

Archaeologists have just found a village where the builders of Stonehenge lived. Click on the pic to find out more!

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Fossil 'Find Of The Century' Uncovered In Australia

A huge find of fossils has been discovered in Australia, including a skeleton of the 'marsupial lion'.

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Hedgehogs And Henry VIII: Why Did Tudors Kill So Much Wildlife?

Hedgehogs And Henry VIII: Why Did Tudors Kill So Much Wildlife?

Hedgehogs beware! Henry VIII will pay 4 pennies for your head!

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New Finds Show How Roman Gladiators Fought In Chester

New Finds Show How Roman Gladiators Fought In Chester

Archaeologists are meeting to talk about the latest discoveries of Roman amphitheatres and gladiators.

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Mysterious Hand Of Manx Giant Arrives At Museum

Mysterious Hand Of Manx Giant Arrives At Museum

A strange life-size model of the hand of the mysterious 'Manx Giant' has just arrived at a museum on the Isle of Man.

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Make And Do Ideas To Keep You Busy

Make And Do Ideas To Keep You Busy

We don't want you to get bored on these long wintry days so here's our pick of the best make and do ideas from museums and galleries.

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Show Me's Favourite Games Of 2006

We've picked out our favourite games from museum and gallery websites for you to enjoy.

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Is Our History Crumbling Away?

Is Our History Crumbling Away?

Did you know that over 12,000 photos, taken from the air, are being used to record the changes happening on the British coastline?

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Fossil Of Oldest Flying Mammal Found In China

Scientists have found out that animals like squirrels were flying at least 125 million years ago.

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Kids Make Art From Recycled Washing Machines

Kids Make Art From Recycled Washing Machines

Kids in Sussex have been involved in an unusual project at their local museum.

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Roman Curse Found In Leicester Dig

Roman Curse Found In Leicester Dig

Archaeologists in Leicester have discovered a tablet with a curse on it. Dare you read more?

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WWI Submarine wrecks Discovered

WWI Submarine Wrecks Discovered

But are they German U–boats? Click on the pic to find out more.

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They've Entered Our Bonfire Night Competition - Have You?

They've Entered Our Bonfire Night Competition - Have You?

We're loving the entries we've had so far for our Bonfire Night Competition.

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50 Million Year Old Fossil Arrives At Liverpool Museum

50 Million Year Old Fossil Arrives At Liverpool Museum

A fossilised palm leaf which is 50 MILLION years old is the latest addition to the collection at World Museum Liverpool.

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Young Archaeologists' Award Winners '06

Young Archaeologists' Award Winners '06

Who's won this fab award?

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David Hockney's Portraits: A Show Me Guide

David Hockney's Portraits: A Show Me Guide

Find out more about this great living artist and his work - and learn more about portraits too!

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CBBC SMart Star To Judge Gunpowder Plot Competition!

CBBC SMart Star To Judge Our Gunpowder Plot Competition!

To mark this year's anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, Show Me and The Parliamentary Archives are launching a competition!

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Show Me Needs YOU!

Show Me Needs YOU! Want To Help Out?

Love it? Hate it? Tell us what you think about Show Me for our redesign!

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Dinosaur Cannibal Not Guilty After All? What's Going On?

Dinosaur Cannibal Not Guilty After All? What's Going On?

A dinosaur believed to have been a cannibal may not have been quite so fierce after all.

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African Art: The Benin Bronzes

African Art: The Benin Bronzes

Find out more about these treasures from Africa.

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Scientists Grow Plants From 200-Year-Old Seeds

Scientists Grow Plants From 200–Year–Old Seeds

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are amazed that they have been able to grow plants from a batch of 200-year-old seeds.

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Think Christmas To Win An iPod

Think Christmas To Win An iPod

It's time to think about Christmas! Get the tinsel out! And don't forget the jingle bells and Christmas pud to help inspire you when you enter this design-a-Christmas-card competition...

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Take The Roald Dahl Day Challenge!

Take The Roald Dahl Day Challenge!

Roald Dahl would have been 90 this year. Read on to find out how you can get involved in a giant, nationwide birthday celebration...

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Anglo-Saxon Face Comes Back To Life

Anglo-Saxon Face Comes Back To Life

Young people in Lincolnshire have travelled back in time to re–construct the face of an Anglo–Saxon, from a skull which was found in Lincoln.

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Teddy Bear Museum For Sale

The Teddy Bear Museum in Stratford–upon–Avon, home to a thousand teddy bears including Sooty and Paddington, is up for sale.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Film History In UK Museums

Lights... Camera... Action! Film History In UK Museums

Did you know that libraries and archives aren't just about books?

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Burnt Body Found In Roman Oven – Was It Murder?

Burnt Body Found In Roman Oven – Was It Murder?

Archaeologists have found some burnt human remains in a Roman corn-drying oven in Norfolk.

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Ashmolean Museum's Child Mummy Scanned

Scientists from Oxford University have scanned the 2000–year old Egyptian mummy of a child, from Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.

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Take The Reading Mission This Summer!

Take The Reading Mission This Summer!

Don't miss out on this mission! It's time to get reading and follow your fave authors as they visit their fave places...

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Looking For Nemo At The New Horniman Aquarium

Show Me reporters Alex, Benjamin and Joseph went on the trail of a famous fish at the Horniman Museum in London.

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It's Summer! Get Messy!

It's Summer! Get Messy!

Banish the boredom with Show Me's fun ideas to make and do. This could get messy folks!

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Everything You Need To Know About Taxidermy

Get Stuffed: Show Me's Guide To Taxidermy

Find out what taxidermy is, how and why it's done and where to see it...

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Dino Jaws Open Wide At Natural History Museum

Dino Jaws Open Wide At Natural History Museum

Gnashing teeth, roaring, grunting... it can only mean one thing. New dinosaurs on the rampage in London again.

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Summer Sunshine Brings Out The Minibeasts

Summer Sunshine Brings Out The Minibeasts

The sun's come out and bugs are in the news!

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We Love This New Da Vinci Website

We Love This New Da Vinci Website

Universal Leonardo is a great new website. Show Me tells all.

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See The BP Portrait Award Winners

See The BP Portrait Award Winners

Each year the National Portrait Gallery runs a big competition for portrait painters. See the winner here...

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Get Set For Code-Breaking Game Show At British Museum

Get Set For Code-Breaking Game Show At British Museum

It's after dark at the British Museum - Let the mystery begin!

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New Study Shows Dolphins Call Each Other Names

New Study Shows Dolphins Call Each Other Names

Talking dolphins? Read on to find out more about Dolphinspeak.

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Volcano Erupting! Find Out More About Merapi

Mount Merapi volcano: our kids' guide to volcanoes

The Merapi volcano in Indonesia is erupting, find out more about volcanoes here.

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Beckham, Lennon And Who Lived In A Museum Like This?

House or Museum? Snooping Around Some Famous Homes

Have a nose around some famous homes!

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World's Oldest Football Flies Out To World Cup Show

Find out which Queen used to play footie with this ancient pig bladder ball...

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Make Your Footprint A Famous Record Breaker!

Make your feet famous by taking part in the longest line of footprints in the world!

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Could You Create The Next Nemo, Buzz Or Woody?

Could You Create The Next Nemo, Buzz Or Woody?

Fancy making your own computer animation?. This fab competition from The Science Museum shows you how.

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Bunnies, Bonnets And Eggs - Show Me Takes A Look At Easter Traditions

Bunnies, Bonnets, Eggs And How To Make An Easter Card

It's Easter time and you might be getting ready to eat chocolate. Join Show Me as we take a look at Easter traditions.

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Fish With Fingers Goes On Display At Science Museum

Fish With Fingers Goes On Display At Science Museum

An amazing new fossil of a fish with fingers went on display in London this week.

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What's The Best Family Friendly Museum?

Have Your Say: What's The Best Family Friendly Museum?

Have your say about the best museums for kids and families and maybe your favourite museum will win the Best Family Friendly Museum Award 2006.

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Blue Peter Badges Row: Everyone Wants Free Museum Entry!

Blue Peter Badges Row: Everyone Wants Free Museum Entry!

Find out what Blue Peter is doing to stop the badge cheats.

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Is This Man A Gunpowder Plot Competition Winner?

Is This Man A Gunpowder Plot Competition Winner?

The winners of the Gunpowder Plot comp were announced this week and had a very special day out.

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What's National Science Week 2006 All About?

What's National Science Week 2006 All About?

Show Me celebrates Science Week 2006 with games, fun and a scientific giveaway.

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Great Online Science Games

Science games and fun.

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Archaeologists Find Headless Horses, Iron Age Insects And Saxon Suppers

Archaeologists Find Headless Horses, Iron Age Insects And Saxon Suppers

Archaeologists have found 2000-year old insects and evidence of what the Romans ate for dinner!

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Giant Squid Arrives At The Natural History Museum

Giant Squid Arrives At The Natural History Museum

A massive monster from the deep has found a home at the Natural History Museum in London.

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Could You Be Young Archaeologist Of The Year 2006?

Want To Be Young Archaeologist Of The Year 2006?

We've uncovered a fab award! Will you dig it?!

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Ancient Egyptian Tomb And Five Mummies Found

Ancient Egyptian Tomb And Five Mummies Found

Archaeologists have found a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt!

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A Real Treasure: Anglo-Saxon Gold Coin Goes On Show

The British Museum are very proud of their latest buy... a very rare Anglo-Saxon coin.

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Snap! Catch The Colour And Bag A Prize In This Photo Competition

We've got a job for you! All you've got to do is take a photo. Then you could win the Illuminate Competition.

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Listen Up! It's National Story Telling Week

Listen Up! It's National Story Telling Week

Got a tale to tell? Or maybe you'd like to read some amazing stories?

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Is This A Portrait Of Lady Jane Grey?

Is This A Portrait Of Lady Jane Grey?

A painting thought to be of Lady Jane Grey, who was queen of England for just nine days, has been found in a house in London.

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Noah's Ark Goes Online At Planet ARKive

Noah's Ark Online At Planet ARKive

Find out about this Noah's Ark for the twenty-first century, full of weird and wonderful creatures.

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Dead As A Dodo? Museum Scientists Investigate Rare Bones

Dead As A Dodo? Museum Scientists Investigate Rare Bones

Rare remains of an extinct bird called the dodo have been found, and museum scientists are helping to research the new discovery.

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A Fresh Look At Museums And Galleries For The School Holidays

The UK is one of the best places in the world for kid–friendly museums, galleries and places to discover new things.

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Fun Online Games For Your Christmas Holiday

Online Games And Fun

Loads of great games for you to try... enjoy!

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Make And Do Ideas To Keep You Busy

Make And Do Ideas To Keep You Busy

We don't want you to get bored on these long wintry days so here's our pick of the best make and do ideas from museums and galleries.

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Should Brunel Stop Smoking His Cigar?

Should Brunel Stop Smoking His Cigar?

A news story about the famous 19th century engineer has got us thinking about more than just the boats and bridges he built.

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YAC Awards Winners 2005 Solve Roman Archaeology Mystery

YAC Awards Winners 2005 Solve Roman Archaeology Mystery

Who has won this year's Young Archaeologist of the Year Award?

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'Cursed' Diamond Show Closes After Police Tip-Off

A display of incredible diamonds in a London museum has been closed after police suspected criminals might have their eye on the gems.

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Watch Out, Hedwig – World's Biggest Owl Found Breeding In England

A pair of rare eagle owls have been breeding for the past few years at a secret location on the North York Moors.

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Remembrance Day Message To Travel Across London By Semaphore

Remembrance Day Message To Travel Across London By Semaphore

On Remembrance Sunday 2005, a special message will be sent across London to remember all those who have died in wars.

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What Is Remembrance Day?

What Is Remembrance Day?

Find out why people wear poppies at the end of October and the beginning of November.

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Bone-Eating Snot-Flower And Other Animal Discoveries

Bone-Eating Snot-Flower And Other Animal Discoveries

Bees that solve puzzles, singing mice, rare spiders and strange worms that eat bones - whatever next?

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Gunpowder, Treason And Plot: Don't Miss The Competition!

It's almost Bonfire Night - do you know why we remember the 5th of November?

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Diwali - The Show Me Guide

Diwali

People all over the world celebrate Diwali. Find out more about this colourful festival here.

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Lions At The Tower Of London

Lions At The Tower Of London

Lions are called the kings of the jungle, but did you know that they also lived side by side with human kings in the centre of London?

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Nelson and Trafalgar Day - The Show Me Guide

Nelson and Trafalgar Day – The Show Me Guide

October 21 is a very special day, when many people remember an historic sea battle and the man who led the British fleet to victory – Lord Horatio Nelson.

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Show Me Launches Brand New Gunpowder Plot Website!

Show Me Launches Brand New Gunpowder Plot Website!

It's 400 years since Guy Fawkes and the gang tried to blow up Parliament. Get the full story here....

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New Report Says Global Warming Puts Animals In Danger

New Report Says Global Warming Puts Animals In Danger

A government report says global warming could lead to many animals and birds becoming extinct.

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The Big Draw is GO!

The Big Draw Is GO!

The UK is in a drawing frenzy as The Big Draw begins all over the country. Are YOU joining in?

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How Words Can Change What You Smell

How Words Can Change What You Smell

Can giving something a nice name make it smell better?

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More Of The Mary Rose To Be Raised From The Sea

More Of The Mary Rose To Be Raised From The Sea

Marine archaeologists plan to raise another part of the wreck of the Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose.

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Have You Hugged A Tree Today?

Have You Hugged A Tree Today?

Why is this woman hugging a tree?

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Nick Arnold Names Show Me's Science Competition Winners

Nick Arnold Names Show Me's Science Competition Winners

We're on the edge of our seat as Nick Arnold announces the winners of the Show Me Science Writing Competition...

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Little Artists Build Lego Masterpieces

Little Artists Build Lego Masterpieces

Modern art masterpieces made from Lego bricks - what's going on?

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Famous Author Opens New Children's Book Centre

Jacqueline Wilson Opens New Children's Book Centre

A brand new centre all about children's books has opened - but which famous author was there to cut the ribbon?

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Show Me's Brand Topic Page: The Big Draw!

Show Me's Brand New Topic Page: The Big Draw!

We're very excited - we've got a BRAND NEW topic page. It's all about drawing, and we LOVE drawing.

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Cow Farts: Global Warmers Or A Load Of Hot Air?

Cow Farts: Global Warmers Or A Load Of Hot Air?

As cows and sheep happily burp and fart in fields around the world, scientists are divided over just how harmful their emissions really are...

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Seabird chicks eaten by massive mice

Seabird Chicks Eaten By Massive Mice

Mice attacking birds 250 times bigger than them? Click on the pic to find out what's going on...

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Could You Be The Young Archaeologist Of The Year?

Closing Date Coming Up For 2005 YAC Awards

If you fancy being Young Archaeologist of the Year 2005, you need to get your entry in quick. Here's how.

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Animals In Art: Gerbils, Elephants, Beetles And Bugs

Animals In Art: Gerbils, Elephants, Beetles And Bugs

A gerbil making a piece of art? Whatever next? Take a look at these arty animals....

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New Playground Games Website Goes Live

New Playground Games Website Goes Live

This new website aims to get you away from the sofa and out to play with your friends.

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Oxford Museums Win Guardian Family Friendly Award

Oxford Museums Win Guardian Family Friendly Award

A panel of children and young people has chosen the UK's most family friendly museum.

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Diggers For A Day: A Show Me Surfers Report

Diggers For A Day: A Show Me Surfers Report

Local kids report on their day with archaeologists at the Temple Sowerby Bypass dig site.

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Museum Wants 'Brick' Mobile Phones!

Museum Wants 'Brick' Mobile Phones

No, not mobiles MADE of bricks...

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Egyptian Artefacts Stolen In Museum Raid

Thieves Smash Glass Case To Steal Ancient Egyptian Treasures

Thieves have broken into a museum and stolen several precious Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

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Gallery's Latest Bargain Tells Tale Of Royal Love

Gallery's Latest Bargain Tells Tale Of Royal Love

The National Portrait Gallery's latest bargain caused a stir back in the 1600s...

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Kids Pick Winston's Book As Winner

Kids Pick Winston's Book As Winner

Panels of kids from around the country have chosen their favourite science book of 2005.

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Museum Celebrates 100 Years Of Dippy The Dinosaur

Museum Celebrates 100 Years Of Dippy The Dinosaur

One of the world's most famous dinosaurs celebrates 100 years at the Natural History Museum this week.

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Fabulous Finders Dig Out Their Treasures

Fabulous Finders Wow The Experts

Museums across the country invited the public to bring in their 'Fabulous Finds' for identification on Saturday.

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Roman Bath Discovered In School Grounds

Roman Bath Discovered In School Grounds

Why is this archaeologist sitting in a dig site wearing nothing but a hard hat and a towel? Click on the pic to find out...

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Roman Rabbit Discovery - The Story Behind The Headlines

Roman Rabbit Discovery - The Story Behind The Headlines

What's the big deal with these Roman rabbit bones? Why are people so interested?

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Show Me Up For Webby Award!

Show Me Up For Webby Award

Show Me was shortlisted for an international award this week.

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Think & Wonder, Wonder & Think

Brand New Art To Make You Think & Wonder

Tennis balls, melons, candlesticks and dolls? We're wondering what you'll think of this fantastic new show.

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Find Something Fabulous And Be Finder Of The Year!

Find Something Fabulous And Be Finder Of The Year!

Found something fabulous and want to know more about it? Then Fabulous Finds Day is for you!

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Kids Create City In Sky

Durham Kids Create City In Sky

Schoolchildren have worked with top London architects on a feathery city in the treetops of Durham.

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Scientists Need Your Help On Whale And Dolphin Strandings Watch

Scientists Need Your Help On Whale And Dolphin Strandings Watch

As numbers of stranded marine mammals rise dramatically, find out how you can help...

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Great Online Science Games

Science games and fun.

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Seriously Snowy Pictures: Scott & Shackleton Online

Seriously Snowy Pictures: Scott & Shackleton On The Web

As snow sweeps Britain, Show Me looks back at the Golden Age of Polar exploration...

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Top Tips On Munching Mini-Beasts

Top Tips On Munching Mini-Beasts

As an exhibition all about eating insects opens in Birmingham, we give you the lowdown on munching bugs.

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Face To Face With Bog Bodies

Face To Face With Bog Bodies In Museum

As 2000-year-old bog bodies go on show in a Manchester Museum we find out about the secrets they have to tell.

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Shipwrecks And Underwater Archaeology - The Show Me Guide

Dive deep into the watery world of shipwrecks and underwater archaeology in this Show Me special feature.

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Shipwrecks, Treasure And Underwater Archaeology Part One:

HMS Sussex: What's All The Fuss About?

Why is the wreck of a ship that sank over three hundred years ago causing such a fuss?

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Kids' Archaeology Conference Draws In Crowds

Kids' Archaeology Conference Draws In Crowds

Find out why York was THE place to be last Saturday.

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Peter Rabbit Talks Like An Egyptian!

Peter Rabbit Talks Like An Egyptian!

What on earth does Peter Rabbit have to do with Ancient Egypt? Read on to find out...

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Show Me's Christmas Hamper

Fun, Games And Makes - The Show Me Christmas Hamper

Loads of brand new games and makes to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays.

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Click! Could YOU be the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005?

Click! Could YOU be the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005?

If you love getting into the great outdoors, and are a dab hand with a camera, why not enter the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition?

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Show Me... Behind The Scenes At Time Team

Show Me... Time Team Behind The Scenes

We've got the inside story on the people, the ideas, the technology, the digging and the fun behind Britain's favourite archaeology programme.

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Happy Birthday To Show Me!

Show Me's Birthday Goodies Site

When Show Me turned one in December 2004 we put together this very special present for you...

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Dinosaur Armour Under The Microscope

Dinosaur Armour Under The Microscope

There's more to dinosaur armour than meets the eye...

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Find Out Why People Wear Poppies In November...

Find Out Why People Wear Poppies In November...

Those little red paper poppies have a long history. Find out why they're so special...

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Could Hobbits Have Been Real After All? New Human Discovery Excites Scientists!

Could Hobbits Have Been Real After All? New Human Discovery Excites Scientists!

A new species of human has been discovered in Indonesia, getting scientists all over the world VERY excited!

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Massive Dinosaur Skeleton Arrives At Manchester Museum

The Manchester Museum has got an exciting new exhibit that will amaze visitors of all ages - and thrill dinosaur fans!

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Show Me… Spoo-oo-ooky Museums

Show Me… Spoo-oo-ooky Museums

Show Me guest writer Lloyd Miller rounds up the UK's scariest museum and galleries.

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Young Archaeologists Of Year Named In Belfast

Young Archaeologists Of Year Named In Belfast

The winning designs in this year's competition have been unveiled.

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Rebecca's 'Gecko In Green' Wins Vision Of Science Award

Rebecca's 'Gecko In Green' Wins Vision Of Science Award

Check out these amazing pictures... you won't believe your eyes!

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Crocodile Made From Bicycle Chains? Whatever Next?

If you've ever wondered what to do with your old bike chains, read on for a snappy solution.

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Check Out Our Brand New City Guides!

Check Out Our Brand New City Guides

24 Hour Museum launches ten new mini-sites.

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Viking Mystery - Where Is Havelok's Stone?

Viking Mystery - Where Is Havelok's Stone?

The search is on for a very special stone from an ancient legend - where is Havelok's Stone?

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Diplodocus Toe Bone Found On Beach

Diplodocus Toe Bone Found On Beach

Amazing dino find could be proof that Diplodocus once roamed Sussex...

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2004 Olympics Kick Off In Athens

The Olympic story on the web...

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Hop Hop Hooray For Manchester Museum's Baby Frogs!

Hop Hop Hooray For Manchester Museum's Baby Frogs!

Hundreds of tiny frogs go on show at The Manchester Museum.

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Show Me The Mummies... In UK Museums

Show Me The Mummies... In UK Museums

Our UK wide trail of Ancient Egyptian Mummies.

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We Are The Champions!

We Are The Champions!

The Show Me website won a major national award last night...

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Wookey Witch Skeleton Row Bubbles Over

Wookey Witch Skeleton Row Bubbles Over

Where do you think the skeleton of the Wookey Witch belongs?

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The Show Me Guide To D-Day

Find out why D-Day is still remembered sixty years on.

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Fire Destroys Art Worth Millions

Fire Destroys Art Worth Millions

Hundreds of works of art by famous modern artists have been destroyed in a huge fire at a warehouse in London.

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Dinosaur Footprints On The Move After 168 Million Years

Dinosaur Footprints On The Move After 168 Million Years

Fossilised footprints have been dug out of the ground and will go on display in a museum.

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Feeling Ratty? Or Are You A Toad?

Feeling Ratty? Or Are You A Toad?

A survey has been done to find out which of the characters from the book Wind in the Willows adults think they are most like. Which one are you?

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Have You Checked Out Face It, Show Me's New Site?

Have You Checked Out Face It, Show Me's New Site?

Take a closer look at four famous faces in our new online interactive...

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Get Set, GO! It's Show Me's Sporty Museums Trail

Get Set, GO! It's Show Me's Sporty Museums Trail

Get out your trainers and sprint off to a sporty museum near you...

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Bog Butter Mystery Solved?

Bog Butter Mystery Solved?

Scientists have been testing bog butter to find out excatly what it's made of...

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Explore Hercules On Show Me's Brand New Mini-Site!

Explore Hercules On Show Me's Brand New Mini-Site!

Show Me launches another great new mini-website.

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Elephant Armour Is World Record Breaker!

Elephant Armour Is World Record Breaker!

A suit of elephant armour in a Leeds museum has made it into the record books.

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Boy Spots Treasure In School Playground

Boy Spots Treasure In School Playground

George finds a 700 year old coin at break time...

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Spiders, Skulls, Dino Eggs And More In New Museum

Spiders, Skulls, Dino Eggs And More In New Museum

The Cole Museum of Zoology in Reading re-opens.

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Move It! Is Latest New Show Me Game

Move It! Show Me's Victorian Transport Game

Travel back to Victorian times to test your wits in this fast-moving game of luck.

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Jokes, Pictures, Stories... You've Been Making Us Smile...!

You've been sending e-mails and pictures that really make us smile...

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Did Henry VIII bend it like Beckham?

Did Henry VIII Bend It Like Beckham?

Check out Henry VIII's footie boots.

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Anglo-Saxon King's Burial Site Found

Anglo-Saxon King's Burial Site Found

Find out where to see these amazing Anglo-Saxon treasures.

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Show Me Competition Winners Announced!

Show Me Competition Winners Announced!

Check out these fabulous winning pictures...

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Follow Your Nose For A Smelly Day Out...

Follow Your Nose For A Smelly Day Out...

We've picked out some pongy museums for you to visit.

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Meet A Robot At The Science Museum

Meet A Robot At The Science Museum

ASIMO the super-robot is visiting the UK. Make sure you check it out.

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Will the 'Pig' be A Winner?

Super Sticky Football Boots Could Win Award

Find out how to give your football boots that winning grip...

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New Look For Global Garden

New Look For Global Garden

Good news for screenreader users...

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Jurassic Walk For Dinosaur Family

Jurassic Walk For Dinosaur Family

A rare set of dinosaur tracks has been found in Scotland.

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Santa's Polar Post Box

Santa's Polar Post Box

Pop a letter in his paw... and off it goes to Santa.

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A Famous Fake Turns Fifty

A Famous Fake Turns Fifty

Find out about Piltdown Man, a very famous fake.

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Viking Grave Found In Doncaster

Rare find gives vital clues to Doncaster's Viking settlers.

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Were Canals Really Built For Ducks?

Were Canals Really Built For Ducks?

Are you one of those kids who thought canals were built for ducks to swim on? Read on for the inside story.

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Are Emma And Joseph Tomorrow's Time Team?

Young Archaeologists of the Year 2003 named.

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Totem Pole Stands Tall Again

A Native American totem pole was raised in a special ceremony at The British Museum.

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Tests Show That Girls Are Counting Champions!

An experiment has shown that women are faster at counting than men. Is that a surprise to you girls?!

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Sharks Found In East End

Shark and oyster fossils dating back 55 million years have been found in London's East End.

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Amazing Metallic Magpie Nest Goes On Show

An unusual magpie nest goes on display at The Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.

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Young Archaeologists Find Bronze Age Relics On Holiday!

YAC members have surprised the experts by finding what might be a real Bronze Age burial.

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Nine-Year-Old Discovers A Piece Of History

A nine-year-old boy has found a neolithic flint arrowhead at Castle Howard in Yorkshire.

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Big, Nasty And Stinky?

T.rex:The Killer Question opens at The Natural History Museum. Predator or scavenger? You decide.

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Roman Cream Found Down A Drain

A pot of mystery Roman cream has been found down a drain in London, complete with finger marks.

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Plesiosaur Fossil Baffles Boffins

Has Nessies's long lost ancestor been found, or is this just another red herring?

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Canadian Blood Tribe's Museum Mission

Native American tribespeople flew to Scotland this week to collect a precious head-dress from the Marischal Museum in Aberdeen.

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Squiggly Diggly's Hootah Lands In London

A brand new kids centre opens in London this week to help a baby space monster collect some stories.

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Wizardly Museums For Harry Potter Fans

Take a look at our Trail for Young Wizards to celebrate the launch of J.K. Rowling's latest Harry Potter book.

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Beagle 2 Blasts Off To Mars!

The Beagle 2 rocket blasted off this week on a trip to Mars.

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Everest Climb Remembered 50 Years On

It's 50 years this week since Tenzing and Hillary became the first people to climb Mount Everest.

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More Stonehenge Skeletons Found

Six Bronze Age skeletons have been found close to Stonehenge.

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Looking The Iron Age In The Eye

A man out walking his dog in Lincolnshire has found a skull dating from the Iron Age.

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School Museums Win Big Prizes

We have news of the winning schools in the 2003 'Museum in a Classroom' competition.

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Reach For The Stars At New Planetarium

The National Maritime Museum has great plans for a new planetarium in London.

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Headless Dino Skeleton Puzzles Palaeontologists

A headless dinosaur skeleton found in Kent is to go on show in Maidstone Museum.

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Dolly, Scotland's Most Famous Sheep, Goes On Show

Dolly, the famous cloned sheep, is soon to go on display at Royal Museum, Edinburgh.

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Alloa Alloa! Ancient Graves Discovered

Builders have discovered two ancient graves while working on a housing development in Scotland.

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Rocket Eye View Of London By Night

Latest images released by NASA show the bright lights of London from way up high in space.

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Do Stinky Museums Make You Sick?

Smelly Roman toilets at the Dewa Roman Experience in Chester have been making visiting schoolchildren sick.

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Top Ten Treasures Named

Check out Britain's chart-topping ancient treasures.

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Brighton's West Pier Falling Into Sea

The famous West Pier in Brighton began to collapse into the sea in December 2002, after being battered by heavy winds and stormy seas.

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Sikh Museum Gets Good News

Good news for 2003 at the Guru Nanak Sikh Museum.

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Penguins Waddle Into The News

Snowdrop the penguin chick and his Falkland Islands cousins are in the news this week.

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Are There Romans Under Your Playground?

Children watch and wait as archaeologists dig up a Welsh playground in search of Roman remains.

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Woolly Rhino Skull Found In A Digger Bucket

Archaeologists get excited about a special Ice Age find.

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Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails

The Darwin Centre is full to the brim with weird and wonderful pickled creatures.

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Gigantic Goose Found Down Under

This goose makes Big Bird look like a wimp.

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Invisible Gnome Spotted In Our Global Garden

There's a new hands-on gallery at Eureka! the Museum for Children.

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Otters Slink Back From The Brink

Otters are swimming into Britain's towns and cities after years away.

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