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Esoteric refreshments

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London, the capital’s exhibition of the unusual, has created a package for groups wishing to include refreshments in their visit. Explore the six oddity packed floors of the attraction, groups will be able to take a break in the library, where members can choose from 10 varieties of tea, coffee

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The Maltese Connection

The Mediterranean island of Malta, sitting between Italy and North Africa, is a melting pot of different cultures and influences. Abbe Bates visits to discover what to include on a group trip. alta is the largest of the Maltese islands, which also include Gozo and Comino. Its strategic position in the Mediterranean means it has

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New recruits for Yorkshire blue crew

Groups visiting Yorkshire now have 26 new professional tourist guides to choose from, following their graduation and receipt of the respected Blue Badge qualification from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. All the guides have undergone 18 months of intensive study taking in the whole of Yorkshire, including key towns and cities, national parks, abbeys, churches,

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Jurassic ark in Dorset

A brand new multi-million pound museum is to open in Kimmeridge, Dorset, housing a collection of Jurassic Coast fossils. Set to showcase the life’s work of local collector Steve Etches, it will tell the story of life and death under the seas of Kimmeridge over 150 million years ago. The museum will include an exhibition gallery,

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Restored bus for Acton depot

THE London Transport Museum’s branch at Acton has become home to a Wright Handy DW15 bus, newly restored to its original condition in London Buses Gold Arrow livery. The restoration has been carried out to mark the 70th anniversary of Wrightbus and will be used as a ‘live’ exhibit during rallies and events at the

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New galleries at National Museum of Scotland

EDINBURGH’S National Museum of Scotland is to launch 10 new galleries focusing on decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology. Due to open on 8th July, the galleries will showcase more than 3,500 objects, 75% of which haven’t been on display in a generation. Items will include a rare artist’s proof by Picasso in the

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New perspective

Emirates Spinnaker Tower, in partnership with Visit Portsmouth, has unveiled a new joint ticket for 2016, enabling groups to explore Portsmouth on a guided walking tour before enjoying a birds-eye view of their route from 100 metres up. Starting at the city’s 13th century Royal Garrison Church, the tour ends at the tower, where groups

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Move for Museum of Brands

Formerly located on Colville Mews in Notting Hill, London, The Museum of Brands has announced the opening date for its new building on nearby Lancaster Road. Conveniently situated two minutes from Ladbroke Grove Tube station, the new museum has larger exhibition areas to display its huge collection, exploring the history of consumer culture, and includes

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External Bard drive

Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary celebrations of Shakespeare’s legacy, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is reinventing Shakespeare’s New Place, the grounds where The Bard had his family home for 19 years. The house itself was demolished three centuries ago, but the plot in Stratford-upon-Avon has been conserved as a garden in honour of Shakespeare

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Efteling opens fantastic palace

Dutch theme park Efteling has announced a new dark ride, representing the park’s largest ever single investment. Due to open in the autumn, Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy will see up to six people entering each carriage and then choosing one of three routes. Each of these routes will be an alternate story, offering different adventures

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