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The new Ilulissat Icefjord Centre is part of Greenland’s plan to attract more tourists to the country


Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


The Taliban has vowed to protect Afghanistan’s heritage but concern is still extremely high following destruction seen in previous years


The exhibition explores the history of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent in 1545


The World Heritage Committee has inscribed 13 new sites in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to Unesco’s World Heritage List


The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Unesco has deleted Liverpool from its World Heritage List after a committee determined new developments were damaging the city’s global heritage


Unesco has said that plans by the British government to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge will have a ‘highly adverse and irreversible impact’ on the World Heritage site


Castles and palaces in Germany are set to receive a huge investment into refurbishing existing tourist attractions.


The Colosseum’s hypogeum has undergone a major restoration allowing visitors to explore the historic passageways for the first time


The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


Unesco says that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on World Heritage long after the pandemic has been brought under control


Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century


Historic England’s virtual dive trail tells the story of Stirling Castle, a 70-gun warship that was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703


A statue famously felled during the Black Lives Matter protests, is now on display in a Bristol museum


Tower Bridge is set to welcome man’s best friend for a very special dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event


Emergency restoration work was carried out on the Megalosaurus after its jaw collapsed last year


Kazakhstan has welcomed the country’s first flying theatre ride with Brogent Technologies behind the landmark new attraction


The gold rosary beads were snatched alongside several coronation cups that Mary gifted to the Earl Marshal


Where exactly is the line when it comes to improving the visitor experience and interfering with historic sites?


The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund will support cultural institutions through financial difficulties and bring tourists back to the area


The 18-pounder Losoya House exhibit features a full-size replica of a cannon used during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836


Lithuania’s government is backing plans to transform its famous Lukiškės Prison complex into a multifunctional hub featuring museums, restaurants, hotels and other commercial and cultural spaces


Take a tour of Queen Elizabeth II’s back garden, with visitors allowed to explore the exteriors of Buckingham Palace unguided for the first time ever


Egypt has celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies through Cairo


Cruise ships are no longer welcome in Venice following a ruling by the Italian government


The historic Chichén Itzá Maya has been closed to the public while Mexican authorities battle an influx of non mask-wearing tourists


Unesco has revealed the extent of the effects of Covid 19, with only half of the world’s heritage sites fully open to the public


The bid was backed by actors Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman


The historic theatre in London will reopen with a series of Shakespeare classics starting in May


‘Songs of England’ explores traditional folk music associated with different heritage sites throughout England


Coral bleaching caused by climate change is turning the famous wonder white


The 100-year-old key was posted to English Heritage customer services with a note apologising for the 48-year delay


One of India’s highest security prisons has opened to the public, with educational tours taking visitors inside the place where Mahatma Gandhi was held prisoner for several years


There are parts of Chernobyl so dangerous you could die in minutes just standing there but that’s not stopping tourists who are visiting the exclusion zone in record numbers


The renovation is the most significant in the gallery’s 89-year history


‘Sparking visitors with hope, light and connectivity’, Bruge’s WinterGlow returned in December for a series of installations across the historic city


The second round of NLHF’s Culture Recovery Fund makes £36m available for sites across Britain


Grupo Xcaret says its new landmark attractions will now open at the end of the year - 12 months later than originally planned


Recognising the world’s most astonishing attractions, Planet Attractions names 2021’s Wonder Award winners


ELLO, ELLO, ELLO! The former police station will welcome visitors as soon as COVID restrictions allow


Europa Nostra has announced which of Europe's heritage sites are most at risk


German forces likely threw the device into the water to avoid it falling into Allied hands


Our World Heritage is calling on the general public to save world heritage sites


A new set of Accords aim to protect Infinity and Beyond for future generations


The trailer showcases the latest spectacles coming to Puy du Fou for its next season of shows


Actors call on a ‘fellowship’ of fans to help raise £4.5m to fund the house’s purchase and start a programme of events.


See Walt Disney’s office exactly as it was, “down to the last paperclip” and learn a little bit about the man behind The Walt Disney Company’s media and theme park empire.


Lego has turned Rome’s historic colosseum into a 9,036-piece construction, which is now available to buy


Viewers from all around the world will be able to marvel at the annual Stonehenge winter solstice


The Australian Museum was closed for 15 months while works took place


The museum is on track for its mid-2022 opening

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The new visitor attraction that just opened its doors 250km north of the Arctic Circle
The new Ilulissat Icefjord Centre is part of Greenland’s plan to attract more tourists to the country


Pixel Artworks lights up Warwick Castle with Sundown Spectacular
Pixel Artworks has worked with Merlin Entertainments to develop Sundown Spectacular - an all-new lightshow at Warwick Castle celebrating the end of the British summer


Concern over danger to Afghanistan heritage sites still high despite Taliban pledge to protect culture
The Taliban has vowed to protect Afghanistan’s heritage but concern is still extremely high following destruction seen in previous years


Historic Portsmouth Dockyard launches immersive Mary Rose experience
The exhibition explores the history of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s warship, which sank in the Battle of the Solent in 1545


Thirteen sites added to Unesco’s prestigious World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee has inscribed 13 new sites in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to Unesco’s World Heritage List


Mather & Co announced as exhibition design partner for Inverness Castle redevelopment
The Highland Council has appointed Mather & Co to help transform the castle into a world-class attraction


Everton stadium plans and waterfront redevelopment sees Liverpool stripped of World Heritage status
Unesco has deleted Liverpool from its World Heritage List after a committee determined new developments were damaging the city’s global heritage


Roadworks endanger Stonehenge’s World Heritage status
Unesco has said that plans by the British government to build a tunnel beneath Stonehenge will have a ‘highly adverse and irreversible impact’ on the World Heritage site


German government approves €400m plan to restore some of country’s most important castles
Castles and palaces in Germany are set to receive a huge investment into refurbishing existing tourist attractions.


Colosseum’s underground labyrinth opens to the public following €25m restoration
The Colosseum’s hypogeum has undergone a major restoration allowing visitors to explore the historic passageways for the first time


Museum of the Home faces protests as British government prohibits removal of statue with links to slave trade
The Museum of the Home has been refused permission to remove a statue of Robert Geffrye despite public calls to ditch the controversial work


COVID-19 will impact World Heritage for years to come, says Unesco report
Unesco says that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on World Heritage long after the pandemic has been brought under control


Belgium’s government reaches deal to return colonial-era relics to Congo
Belgium will work with the Democratic Republic of Congo to return items looted during the colonial era in the first half of the last century


Explore a 300-year-old shipwreck with Historic England’s new virtual dive trail
Historic England’s virtual dive trail tells the story of Stirling Castle, a 70-gun warship that was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703


Toppled Colston statue goes on display in Bristol
A statue famously felled during the Black Lives Matter protests, is now on display in a Bristol museum


Tower Bridge set to host dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event
Tower Bridge is set to welcome man’s best friend for a very special dog-friendly ‘VIPooch’ event


Crystal Palace Park dinosaur receives ‘Roar-some’ facelift
Emergency restoration work was carried out on the Megalosaurus after its jaw collapsed last year


A flight through history: Brogent develops Kazakhstan’s first-ever flying theatre as part of government-backed tourist development
Kazakhstan has welcomed the country’s first flying theatre ride with Brogent Technologies behind the landmark new attraction


Mary Queen of Scots’ rosary beads stolen in Arundel Castle heist
The gold rosary beads were snatched alongside several coronation cups that Mary gifted to the Earl Marshal


Should we interfere with heritage to improve the visitor experience?
Where exactly is the line when it comes to improving the visitor experience and interfering with historic sites?


Cultural Recovery Fund for Dundee reaches million pound target
The Dundee Cultural Recovery Fund will support cultural institutions through financial difficulties and bring tourists back to the area


New outdoor Alamo exhibit recreates ‘iconic’ cannon fired in 1836 battle
The 18-pounder Losoya House exhibit features a full-size replica of a cannon used during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836


Stranger Things prison complex in Lithuanian capital to be transformed into major culture hub
Lithuania’s government is backing plans to transform its famous Lukiškės Prison complex into a multifunctional hub featuring museums, restaurants, hotels and other commercial and cultural spaces


Royal Collection Trust offers public special unguided access to Buckingham Palace gardens
Take a tour of Queen Elizabeth II’s back garden, with visitors allowed to explore the exteriors of Buckingham Palace unguided for the first time ever


Egypt holds grand parade as ancient mummies are moved to new home
Egypt has celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies through Cairo


Cruise ships banned in Venice as city aims to protect cultural heritage
Cruise ships are no longer welcome in Venice following a ruling by the Italian government


Mexican World Heritage site closed over non mask-wearing tourists
The historic Chichén Itzá Maya has been closed to the public while Mexican authorities battle an influx of non mask-wearing tourists


Nearly a quarter of the world’s heritage sites remain closed due to COVID-19
Unesco has revealed the extent of the effects of Covid 19, with only half of the world’s heritage sites fully open to the public


Celebrity-backed crowdfunding campaign to transform JRR Tolkien house into cultural hub fails to reach goal
The bid was backed by actors Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman


Shakespeare’s Globe to reopen in May as iconic venue announces summer season of performances
The historic theatre in London will reopen with a series of Shakespeare classics starting in May


Exploring English Heritage through song with The Nest Collective
‘Songs of England’ explores traditional folk music associated with different heritage sites throughout England


Great Barrier Reef in poor condition as global warming drives bleaching effect
Coral bleaching caused by climate change is turning the famous wonder white


Missing key returned to Norman tower 50 years after it disappeared
The 100-year-old key was posted to English Heritage customer services with a note apologising for the 48-year delay


Indian prison which once held Gandhi opens to visitors
One of India’s highest security prisons has opened to the public, with educational tours taking visitors inside the place where Mahatma Gandhi was held prisoner for several years


A record number of people are visiting Chernobyl and Ukraine’s government is planning to welcome even more
There are parts of Chernobyl so dangerous you could die in minutes just standing there but that’s not stopping tourists who are visiting the exclusion zone in record numbers


London’s historic Courtauld Gallery to reopen in 2021 following major redevelopment
The renovation is the most significant in the gallery’s 89-year history


Painting with Light illuminates Bruge with winter light show
‘Sparking visitors with hope, light and connectivity’, Bruge’s WinterGlow returned in December for a series of installations across the historic city


Crucial funding for British culture and heritage organisations now available through Heritage Fund
The second round of NLHF’s Culture Recovery Fund makes £36m available for sites across Britain


Effects of global pandemic felt as Xcaret delays launch of US$50m Xibalbá experience
Grupo Xcaret says its new landmark attractions will now open at the end of the year - 12 months later than originally planned


Recognising excellence as inaugural Wonder Award winners are revealed
Recognising the world’s most astonishing attractions, Planet Attractions names 2021’s Wonder Award winners


London’s former Bow Street police station to become museum in 2021
ELLO, ELLO, ELLO! The former police station will welcome visitors as soon as COVID restrictions allow


These are Europe’s 12 most endangered heritage sites
Europa Nostra has announced which of Europe's heritage sites are most at risk


Nazi Enigma machine found rusting in Baltic Sea to go on display at German museum
German forces likely threw the device into the water to avoid it falling into Allied hands


New conservation organisation aims to protect endangered heritage sites with public support
Our World Heritage is calling on the general public to save world heritage sites


Protecting heritage in outer space - NASA wants to preserve the Moon’s historical sites
A new set of Accords aim to protect Infinity and Beyond for future generations


Puy du Fou releases new promo as renowned French attraction gets ready for 2021 season
The trailer showcases the latest spectacles coming to Puy du Fou for its next season of shows


Martin Freeman and Sir Ian McKellen back bid to turn JRR Tolkien’s house into cultural centre
Actors call on a ‘fellowship’ of fans to help raise £4.5m to fund the house’s purchase and start a programme of events.


WATCH: Peek behind the curtain with a look inside Walt Disney’s California office
See Walt Disney’s office exactly as it was, “down to the last paperclip” and learn a little bit about the man behind The Walt Disney Company’s media and theme park empire.


WATCH: Rome’s legendary colosseum transformed into largest ever Lego set
Lego has turned Rome’s historic colosseum into a 9,036-piece construction, which is now available to buy


English Heritage sets up Stonehenge livestream for the winter solstice
Viewers from all around the world will be able to marvel at the annual Stonehenge winter solstice


Australia’s oldest museum reopens following A$57.5m renovation
The Australian Museum was closed for 15 months while works took place


Hong Kong Palace Museum building structure completed
The museum is on track for its mid-2022 opening




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