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More art, more often

Meet Me at the Museum

In the latest episode of our podcast, comedian Suzi Ruffell takes her pal, fellow comedian Jenny Bede, to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes – once the top-secret home of Britain’s codebreakers during the Second World War.

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Weird Sensation Feels Good

Starting in May, this new exhibition at the Design Museum in London explores the skin-tingling world of ASMR, and is 50% off with your National Art Pass.

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Art Assembly Manchester

Join artists across Manchester in one amazing day celebrating art and creativity.



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Exhibition highlights

Must see exhibitions of 2022

Van Gogh at the Courtauld gallery, Marina Abramović at Modern Art Oxford and Beatrix Potter at the V&A are just some of the major names to get excited about in 2022.

Art Happens

Help Colchester Castle tell the story of those accused of witchcraft.

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle need your help raising £15,000 to unlock the stories of those imprisoned there.

With your support the new exhibition will give voice to those who were persecuted, imprisoned, and even executed on suspicion of being witches

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