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Things to do in May
With two bank holiday weekends and the half term break this month, we’ve got lots of historical inspiration for all ages. Our historic gardens are transforming as spring comes to a close and the summer season begins. We’re also continuing our celebration of Stonehenge being gifted to the nation, and a century of care and conservation, with a fascinating lecture from Professor Mike Parker Pearson.Things to do in May
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Recent stories from our blog
DEATH AND BURIAL RITES ON HADRIAN’S WALL
The remains of a Roman burial site at Birdoswald were the first of their kind along Hadrian’s Wall to be excavated using modern scientific techniques. As part of the newly opened exhibition at Birdoswald, experts from English Heritage and Historic England have analysed the finds for the first time – and what they found was totally unexpected.Read the blog post