Online Heritage Exhibitions and Other Cool Historic Things You Can See From Your Sofa This Month

OK, we're locked down again. 

Heritage sites have locked their doors, closed the gates and we're staying at home. 

But there's no excuse not to indulge in your favourite historical learning. Have a look at these fab things to do from the comfort of your sofa...

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On Friday 6 November, The Natural History Museum is doing a talk about Dorothea Bate, the first woman scientist employed by the museum. If you're into palaeontology, this is perfect for you. 

Lates are now online at the Natural History Museum. Grab a drink at home and take part in the fun. 

Explore a Diplodocus 3D virtual skull. And who doesn't love dinosaurs, right? 

Meet Henry, one of the crew of the ill-fated Mary Rose, which sank in 1545. 

Explore the stunning Museum of the World exhibition online at The British Museum. Flow through an interactive timeline and visit the exhibits on display. 

Have you ever wanted to visit the main deck of the Mary Rose, in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard? Today's your lucky day, you can explore it online. 

Fancy sifting through Thomas Cromwell's private correspondence or reading up your local history on Victoria County Histories? Get lost in the archives at British History Online. 

Are you a fan of Alice in Wonderland? Check out this online exhibition by The British Library. 

The National Archives have a useful timeline of 20 key dates in the history of our British railways - find the exhibition here. 

If only there was a virtual tour of an historic city and beautiful cathedral, I don't know, like Gloucester. There is! Find it here

And then there's this beautiful Crozier you can go and have a look at at The National Museum of Scotland... 

Fancy having a go at finding the Loch Ness Monster? It was first sighted in 565AD when it tried to eat a farmer, apparently. Check out the webcam of the loch here. And good luck! 

Fancy taking an online course? Future Learn has this one, all about England in the Time of Richard III. It's free to take part, you just need to open a Future Learn account if you don't already have one. 

No need for opening and closing times. Get lost and browse The National Museum of Wales and all its gorgeous artwork, here
 
Are you a fan of Shakespeare, or Tudor life in general? The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has some of its collection photographed and put online, even a Tudor pipkin. Don't know what a pipkin is? Go and find out. 

Gaze longingly at the 1,000 year old Alfred Jewel - and other pieces in the collection at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. 

Did you visit any of these? Did you spot the Loch Ness Monster? Let me know in the comments below and do follow my Facebook page for more history fun for each day of the lockdown. 



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