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HOLBURNE MU­SEUM Great Pul­teney Street, Bath BA2 4DB » holburne.org

AMINA REC­OM­MENDS: “Ev­ery­one is very ex­cited about our forth­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion Bruegel: Defin­ing a Dy­nasty (un­til 4th June). It’s the UK’S first ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to the ex­tended Bruegel fam­ily across four gen­er­a­tions. It will in­clude mas­ter­pieces from ma­jor lenders such as the Na­tional Gallery and Royal Col­lec­tion Trust, as well as some newly-dis­cov­ered paint­ings from the Holburne it­self.”

WIM­BLE­DON MU­SEUM The All Eng­land Lawn Ten­nis Club, Church Road, Wim­ble­don, Lon­don SW19 5AE » wim­ble­don.com

ANNA REC­OM­MENDS: “This spring we're open­ing a new ex­hi­bi­tion about broad­cast­ing The Cham­pi­onships over the last 90 years. It will look at some of the per­son­al­i­ties we know and love from watch­ing Wim­ble­don on tele­vi­sion or lis­ten­ing on the ra­dio, and will ex­am­ine how Wim­ble­don is broad­cast all over the world.”

NA­TIONAL FOOT­BALL MU­SEUM Ur­bis Build­ing, Cathedral Gar­dens, Todd St, Manch­ester M4 3BG » na­tion­al­foot­ball­mu­seum.com

JON REC­OM­MENDS: “In May we are open­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion which will look at Pele, fea­tur­ing some iconic pho­to­graphs, newly com­mis­sioned art­works and arte­facts in­clud­ing his 1962 Brazil World Cup win­ners' medal.”

TI­TANIC BELFAST 1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Ti­tanic Quar­ter, Belfast BT3 9EP » ti­tan­ic­belfast.com

TIM REC­OM­MENDS: “In June, the Ti­tanic Ho­tel Belfast is due to open in the re­stored Har­land and Wolff Draw­ing Of­fices, where the RMS Ti­tanic was de­signed. Vis­i­tors can trace the story of the ship, from de­sign through to its tragic end, in a very au­then­tic way on the ex­act spot where she was built.”

MARY ROSE MU­SEUM Main Road, Portsmouth PO1 3PY » mary­rose.org

ALEXZAN­DRA REC­OM­MENDS: “Af­ter 34 years of con­ser­va­tion, the ship is now fully re­vealed, free of her man­tle of pipes, sprays and dry­ing tubes.the in­side of the star­board side, with her four decks re­in­stated, is en­hanced by chang­ing light in­ter­spersed with pro­jec­tions of some of the five hun­dred crew go­ing about their daily rou­tines, pre­par­ing for war and en­gag­ing in bat­tle.”

THE WATTS GALLERY Down Lane, Comp­ton, Guild­ford GU3 1DQ » watts­gallery.org.uk

NI­CHOLAS REC­OM­MENDS: “Mon­u­men­tal Mu­rals runs un­til Novem­ber and show­cases two huge fres­coes which Watts painted for the pri­vate houses of two friends in the 1850s. Bring­ing them to Watts Gallery and in­stalling them here is a mas­sive chal­lenge but we're con­vinced vis­i­tors will find them as­ton­ish­ing.”

HAN­DEL & HEN­DRIX IN LON­DON 25 Brook Street, Lon­don W1K 4HB » han­del­hen­drix.org

CLAIRE REC­OM­MENDS: “The house has an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme of events that bring the whole build­ing to life. An event I am par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about is a prom­e­nade opera ex­pe­ri­ence called The Ri­val Queens on Fri­day 7 July. Vis­i­tors will be led around Han­del's house by a troupe of singers and mu­si­cians who will demon­strate the ri­valry be­tween two of Han­del's opera singers, Francesca Cuz­zoni and Faustina Bor­doni, us­ing mu­sic from Han­del's fa­mous op­eras that were writ­ten and re­hearsed in the house.”


Na­tional Mu­seum of Scot­land, Cham­bers Street, Ed­in­burgh, EH1 1JF, Na­tional Mu­seum of Flight, East For­tune Air­field, East Loth­ian, EH39 5LF Na­tional War Mu­seum, Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle, EH1 2NG, Na­tional Mu­seum of Ru­ral Life, Wester Kit­tochside, Philip­shill Road, East Kil­bride, G76 9HR » nms.ac.uk

DAVID REC­OM­MENDS: “Come and see ‘The Tomb, An­cient Egyp­tian Burial (31st March to 3rd Septem­ber), which presents the story of one ex­tra­or­di­nary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1,000 years.”.

OPEN TREA­SURE, DURHAM CATHEDRAL Durham Cathedral, Durham, DH1 3EH » durham­cathe­dral.co.uk

LISA REC­OM­MENDS: “Beasts! from 20 Fe­bru­ary – 9 June and Magna Carta and the For­est Char­ters from 19 June – 9 Septem­ber, when all three is­sues of Durham Cathedral's Magna Car­tas will be dis­played along­side their as­so­ci­ated For­est Char­ters for the first time.”

BRI­TISH MU­SIC EX­PE­RI­ENCE Cu­nard Build­ing, Liver­pool L3 1DS » british­mu­sic­ex­pe­ri­ence.com

KEVIN REC­OM­MENDS: “Some of the orig­i­nal hand­writ­ten lyrics we have are re­ally spe­cial. They may not seem like the most ex­cit­ing things com­pared to an out­fit or a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment, but to me they are mag­i­cal pieces, right at the birth of a big song by an amaz­ing artist.”


Kelv­in­grove Art Gallery and Mu­seum, Ar­gyle St, Glas­gow G3 8AG (pic­tured above) River­side Mu­seum, 100 Point­house Rd, Glas­gow G3 8RS, The Bur­rell Col­lec­tion, Pol­lok Coun­try Park, 2060 Pol­lok­shaws Rd, Glas­gow G43 1AT, Gallery of Mod­ern Art, Royal Ex­change Square, Glas­gow G1 3AH, Scot­land Street School Mu­seum, 225 Scot­land St, Glas­gow G5 8QB, Peo­ple’s Palace, Glas­gow Green, Glas­gow G40 1AT, St Mungo Mu­seum of Re­li­gious Life and Art, 2 Cas­tle St, Glas­gow G4 0RH, Provand’s Lord­ship, 3 Cas­tle St,glas­gow G4 0RH » glas­gowlife.org.uk/mu­se­ums

ALI­SON REC­OM­MENDS: “Glas­gow will be cel­e­brat­ing the life and work of Mack­in­tosh in 2018, the 150th an­niver­sary of his birth. For his birth­day year I am cu­rat­ing a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion at Kelv­in­grove Art Gallery and Mu­seum pre­sent­ing many works from our civic col­lec­tion by Mack­in­tosh and his con­tem­po­raries.”

NA­TIONAL HORSERACING MU­SEUM Palace Street, New­mar­ket CB8 8EP » palace­house­new­mar­ket.co.uk

GRA­HAM REC­OM­MENDS: “We have a fan­tas­tic tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tion on un­til 18th June called ‘Gods of Sport: 50 years of Sport­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy' by Chris Smith, which fea­tures some won­der­ful black and white pho­tog­ra­phy of ath­letes such as Mo­hamed Ali, Ge­orge Best, Ayr­ton Senna, Seve Balles­teros, Lester Pig­gott (to name a few).”

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