The skyline of the English city of Norwich will have a new feature from the end of this week as the £13.5m Royal Palace Reborn project to transform Norwich Castle keep takes a major step forward with the construction of a large tower crane on the Castle’s Norman mound.
The City of York, along with the York Archaeological Trust, are about to begin work on restoring and stabilising part of the York’s medieval walls.
This year’s Open Doors festival in Wales is taking place virtually, allowing people to explore online 10 historic sites in the region, including medieval castles and abbeys.
Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, has now begun reopening many of its historic sites, including it famous medieval castles, which have been closed for the last few months because of the coronavirus.
The Swedish island of Gotland has hired a medieval re-enactment troupe to help reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading the infection.
A Jewish cemetery in the German city of Worms, which dates back to the 11th century, has been closed for several days after many of its medieval tombstones were vandalized.
The British public have discovered many hundreds of thousands of archaeological objects, and this month the British Museum reveals that the number recorded to its Portable Antiquities Scheme has hit a milestone 1.5 million.
Heritage sites, including medieval castles and landmarks, across Scotland will now be reopening, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
One of the most famous landmarks in the medieval world will be used as a mosque again, after a top Turkish court ruled that the decree making Hagia Sophia into a museum in 1934 was illegal.
Medievalists have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the misappropriation of medieval history by Neo-Nazis and far-right groups. A documentary has just been released that shows how medieval-history lovers are confronting these groups, taking place in Sweden.
Historic Environment Scotland has announced a £300,000 investment at Arbroath Abbey visitor’s centre, as part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, a document outlining Scotland’s independence in the fourteenth century.
Coity Castle, which dates back to the twelfth-century, will be partially closed for the rest of year, as conservation work begins to restore and protect the medieval site.
Beginning this May, items from two of the most important archaeological finds from early medieval England will united in a major exhibition. Swords…
English Heritage has revealed that illegal metal detecting, known as ‘nighthawking,’ is becoming a worse problem, with several medieval sites being struck in recent months. The charity is calling on local communities to help protect these historic sites.
Three member of the same family have been ordered to pay £160,000 in fines after damaging a deserted medieval village in Warwickshire, England.
The Medieval Academy of America has joined several other academic organizations in condemning the recent threat by US President Donald Trump to bomb cultural sites in Iran.
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is currently in the process of delivering a NLHF funded redevelopment of the medieval castle spaces. This will result in the representation of the historical interiors of the 12th century keep on one floor and a British Museum partnership gallery exploring the medieval period on another.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by the National Trust for Scotland to preserve and bring to life one of the oldest surviving documents within the conservation charity’s collection – a letter at Brodie Castle in Moray, written in 1312 by King of Scots, Robert the Bruce.
British courts have convicted four men in a plot to steal a treasure hoard dating back to the ninth and tenth centuries.
This paper presents a survey of contexts and places where Vikings are currently highlighted as a European cultural heritage, and discusses how this heritage is presented, and why so.
This month, more than 200 of Wales’s most iconic landmarks and historic attractions will welcome thousands of visitors as part of the Wales-wide heritage festival, Open Doors.
For the first time in more than 500 years, the two separated halves of Tintagel Castle will be reunited, thanks to a new footbridge unveiled by the charity English Heritage.
The experience for visitors at the site of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made has been transformed at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, to bring the story of a spectacular King’s ship burial and his treasures to life.
On this episode of The Medieval Podcast we offer our travel recommendations for great places to learn about the Middle Ages – from amazing castles to gorgeous towns.