Posts tagged "Great days out"

Defy dating conventions with a Student Art Pass

12 February 2018

Forget overpriced restaurants and crowded cinemas. Why not use your Student Art Pass to plan a cultural date with a difference? To help, we’ve put together a list of five venues with a romantic twist to impress your latest right swipe.

Exploring art beyond the city

17 January 2018

Why not beat the winter blues by taking a weekend getaway to see some art? Hop on a train or jump in the car and explore what the UK has to offer beyond the big city.

Video: Five must-see autumn exhibitions

5 September 2017

With autumn here, it's time to put some new dates in the diary, so here's five shows art historian Kate Bryan has picked as her unmissable exhibitions of the season.

Five exhibitions to see this September

23 August 2017

Looking for something new to see this month? We've selected five must-see shows from around the UK to put in your diary for the weeks ahead.

Things to see and do at the Folkestone Triennial 2017

21 August 2017

Filling the coastal town of Folkestone in Kent with public art and inspiring events, Folkestone Triennial returns for its fourth instalment this year. Here’s our guide to making the most of it.

Video: Five cultural venues by the sea

26 July 2017

In the final instalment of our 'summer of art' series, broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor visits five cultural venues by the British seaside, all either free or half-price with a National Art Pass.

Video: Five fabulous country houses

29 June 2017

Next up in our 'summer of art' series, broadcaster and art historian Jacky Klein visits five stunning country houses, all either free or half-price with a National Art Pass.

Frieze Sculpture 2017 with Art Fund

23 June 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of 25 works of contemporary sculpture in Regent's Park and download the free Frieze Sculpture Audio Tour app.

Late museum and gallery openings

21 June 2017

Discover the magic and adventure of museums and galleries at night – we bring you 10 from around the UK who like to stay up late.

Video: Five must-see summer exhibitions

31 May 2017

To kick off a 'summer of art', it's time to put some new dates in the diary, so here's five shows art critic Alastair Sooke has picked as his unmissable exhibitions of the season.

Five summer blockbusters

26 May 2017

Go psychedelic with Pink Floyd, see Giacometti as never before, and help yourself to the cream of the contemporary art world – summer’s here and it’s bursting with blockbuster shows.

New exhibitions opening in March 2017

8 March 2017

From Italian masters to British tattoo art, here's our round-up of some great new exhibitions opening this month, all either free or 50% off with a National Art Pass.

Five must-see photography shows

1 March 2017

From iconic photos that have changed the way we see the world to visions of post-war Britain, here are five unmissable photography exhibitions this spring.

Three must-see sculpture exhibitions

21 February 2017

Open now, opening soon and one for the diary. Featuring work in wide open spaces and one of the 20th century’s most important artists, these three shows are all free or 50% off with a National Art Pass.

Video: Eduardo Paolozzi in London

15 February 2017

Kate Bryan takes a tour around London to find Eduardo Paolozzi's public sculptures, ahead of a major new exhibition of his work at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Five things to see at Ferens Art Gallery

16 January 2017

As Hull begins its tenure as UK City of Culture, curators Lucy West and Becky Gee pick five works to see at Ferens Art Gallery, from stunning Old Masters to modern classics.

Video: Five must-see New Year exhibitions

5 January 2017

As 2017 begins, it's time to put some new dates in the diary, so here's what art historian Jacky Klein has picked as her unmissable exhibitions of the season.

Five exhibitions about money and materialism

22 November 2016

As Black Friday hits, instead of rushing to the shops, why not go to an exhibition and reflect on our relationship with money and materialism. Here are five current shows that deal with our fascination with the green stuff.

Five must-sees at the Queen's House

7 October 2016

As the 17th-century 'house of delight' re-opens after conservation, we pick out the star objects to track down on your visit.

Five autumn blockbusters

30 August 2016

This autumn, London sees a roll call of European maestros like Caravaggio, Rodin and Picasso against the radicals of American Expressionism.

Must-see summer photography shows

2 August 2016

From the dawn of photography to 1960s London; don't miss out on the best photography exhibitions taking you on a journey of the medium's evolution.

Five things to do in Greenwich

20 July 2016

Off to see the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I? Here are some more local cultural attractions to see when you're done.

Five must-see design exhibitions

15 July 2016

From the rolling pastures of Capability Brown to radical contemporary cobblers, there is a world of ambition in these five exhibitions of visionary design.

Ten things to do this bank holiday

17 May 2016

Three days off, ten great ideas to fill them. From ominous gargoyles to Russian philosophers; take some inspiration for the long weekend ahead.

Drawing workshops in London

17 March 2016

Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your drawing skills, here are two fantastic classes to attend this April. Proceeds go towards supporting our work with museums and galleries.

Five works by great female artists

4 March 2016

Celebrate International Women's Day with five brilliant works by female artists, from Pre-Raphaelite Marie Spartali Stillman to YBA Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Competition: Botticelli Reimagined

1 March 2016

As the Botticelli exhibition opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, we are giving you the chance to win tickets, a catalogue and a print.

Five must-see works by LS Lowry

17 February 2016

To mark the 40th anniversary of the artist’s death, we highlight some of his most telling works on public display.

Five romantic cafés

3 February 2016

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we pick some of the best places to impress your date and fall in love with art.

Five solo shows to see solo

2 February 2016

Want to take time out from Valentine’s Day? Here are some of the best solo exhibitions to go and see by yourself.

Calorie-burning museum walks

7 January 2016

Whether you want to shake off excess pounds or take up fitness in style, we pick some of the top places to burn the calories.

Five quirky museum experiences

6 January 2016

Start the new year with some new adventures. If one of your resolutions is to see something different, try one of these brilliantly unusual outings.

Have yourself a Victorian Christmas

14 December 2015

The Victorians began many of our beloved Christmas traditions; the turkey, mulled wine, cards and of course, the Christmas tree. Rediscover our festive heritage at these museums and grand houses.

fig-2 interview: Laura Eldret

14 December 2015

Laura Eldret opened fig-2's first exhibition and this week, she opens the last. The artist tells us about her time in Mexico and going beyond the cliché.

Winter days out

10 December 2015

We pick some of the best days out to beat the chill and give you a festive glow.

What to see: Exhibitions 2016

8 December 2015

From Italian old masters to the creators of comic culture, internet-based installations to Shakespeare-inspired scenes; these are the exhibitions to get excited about in 2016.

Object of the month: Posset pot

3 December 2015

To get into the festive spirit, we take a closer look at a posset pot which features in Geffrye Museum’s Christmas Past exhibition.

fig-2 open call winner: Manuel Mathieu

2 December 2015

The Goldsmiths MA student beat over 230 applicants to win fig-2’s open call. He tells us about his forthcoming fig-2 show and his search for a subject matter.

Cosy museum cafés

24 November 2015

As the colder days approach, snuggle up in one of these museum cafés.

Five Victorian photographers

19 November 2015

Ahead of the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition at the V&A, we look at some of the key pioneers of the medium.

Five Monet masterpieces

11 November 2015

Ahead of the 175th anniversary of Monet’s birth, we pick five of his great works that are currently on display in the UK.

Five free exhibitions

3 November 2015

We pick some of the top exhibitions this season that are free with your National Art Pass.

Five space dogs

15 September 2015

As the Cosmonauts exhibition opens at the Science Museum in London, we look at how some of our four-legged friends conquered the universe.

Five design shows

9 September 2015

From Chanel to cycling, we outline some of the most dazzling design shows this autumn.

Six sculpture parks

21 August 2015

Make the most of the last days of summer by enjoying art in the great outdoors.

Six science museums

18 August 2015

‘The greatest scientists are artists as well,’ said Albert Einstein. So let your creative spirit free at some of the UK’s most inspiring science museums.

Five American artists

5 August 2015

Forget sitting on the plane for seven hours – we look at five American artists that you can see without leaving the country.

Six Edinburgh exhibitions

28 July 2015

To celebrate festival season in Edinburgh, we've found six of the best shows to see while you're in town.

Top ten coastal galleries and museums

22 July 2015

We Brits do like to be beside the seaside. However, the UK coast isn't just about beach cricket, soggy sandwiches and sandcastle competitions; see some great art too.

Five castles by the sea

21 July 2015

Feel like the king or queen of the castle on your next trip to the seaside – if only for one day.

Five of the best: museum teas

26 June 2015

Beat that ‘sinking feeling’ with some of the most delectable afternoon teas that museums and galleries have to offer.

Competition: day trip to Waddesdon Manor

24 June 2015

To celebrate Waddesdon Bequest’s new home at the British Museum, we’re giving you the chance to discover the original house of this spectacular collection.

Five of Hepworth’s greats

18 June 2015

As Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World opens at Tate Britain next week, we look at some of Hepworth’s best sculptures.

Six to see: Constable locations

17 June 2015

To celebrate Christchurch Mansion's John Constable exhibition, we've selected the best locations to visit and follow in the artist's footsteps.

Five iconic portraits to see in London

15 June 2015

Following the opening of BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, we celebrate the seminal portraits that London’s galleries have to offer.

Ten Victorian houses

12 May 2015

Victorian grand houses were often characterised by impressive Gothic Revival architecture, lavish Arts and Crafts interiors and superbly manicured grounds; discover ten of the best this summer.

Easter days out

30 March 2015

It's a four-day weekend – hurrah! Make the most of your time off with our guide to cultural Easter treats.

Our first Art Miles

27 March 2015

On Sunday 22 March, our first fundraising walks took place at three brilliant London musueums – take a look at our photos from the day.

Ten grand London houses

18 March 2015

As the country's great mansions get set to open for the summer season, we find ten of our favourite historic houses in London.

Six shows inspired by the sea

18 February 2015

How long is Britain's coastline? Ponder that brainteaser during a visit to one of these spectacular seaside exhibitions, spanning from Dorset's Jurassic Coast to the enchanted landscape of Land's End.

Seven stupendous Impressionism collections

30 January 2015

Whether you're in Glasgow or Birmingham, you're never far from one of Britain's world-famous collections of Impressionist art. From Monets in London to Sargents in Manchester, these are seven of the greatest Impressionism collections in the UK.

Five Second World War museums

21 January 2015

To mark the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, we've rounded up Britain's best museums exploring the Second World War, from artillery in Hampshire to Spitfires in London.

Five National Gallery highlights

7 January 2015

To celebrate the release of Frederick Wiseman's celebrated documentary, we've rounded up five of the greatest works in the National Gallery collection, from Renaissance masterpieces to Turner seascapes.

Six calorie-burning museum visits

7 January 2015

Whether you overindulged on Christmas pudding or you've made fitness a new year's resolution, exercise in style with our round-up of Britain's biggest museum calorie burners – from labyrinthine buildings to open-air galleries.

Five Christmassy museums

18 December 2014

From Christmas markets in County Durham to Dickensian stories in London, we round up five of the most festive museums and galleries to visit this winter.

Five must-see fashion shows

16 September 2014

From purple wedding dresses to the fashion of feathers, explore the cutting edge of couture at these eye-opening exhibitions.

Five unmissable Asian exhibitions

12 September 2014

From medieval Chinese craft in Edinburgh to contemporary Indian art in Liverpool, we choose five must-see shows exploring the visual arts in Asia.

Art Staycations: London

25 August 2014

The National Art Pass is your passport to great art all over the UK – here's what's on offer in London.

Bank holiday trips

21 August 2014

Looking for something to do with the family this bank holiday? We've chosen our favourite places to visit over the long weekend, from Henry VIII's battleship to a Victorian town.

Art staycations: Norfolk

18 August 2014

The National Art Pass is your passport to great art all over the UK – here's what's on offer in Norfolk.

Art staycations: Lake District

11 August 2014

The National Art Pass is your passport to great art all over the UK – here's what's on offer in the Lake District.

Art staycations: Cornwall

4 August 2014

The National Art Pass is your passport to great art all over the UK – here's what's on offer in Cornwall.

Art staycations: Edinburgh

28 July 2014

The National Art Pass is your passport to great art all over the UK – first up, we look at what's on offer in and around Edinburgh.

Glasgow: Things to see

24 July 2014

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, we pick five amazing museums and galleries to see in and around Glasgow.

Five incredible places to see contemporary art in Scotland

26 June 2014

All eyes are on contemporary art this summer as the GENERATION exhibition programme gets underway at museums and galleries across Scotland. To celebrate, here are some of the top destinations to see cutting-edge creativity.

Five coastal museums

25 June 2014

Heading to the coast to enjoy the summer sun? Plug in your sat-nav and make a beeline towards one of our favourite seaside museums, from Tayside to Pembrokeshire.

Five must-see Matisses

19 June 2014

Looking for more Matisse after seeing The Cut-Outs at Tate? Or longing for something closer to home? We've rounded up five unmissable Matisses around the UK.

Comics Unmasked: Five must-see comics

16 June 2014

Biting satire, law suits and radical lesbians – we choose five unmissable strips from the British Library's landmark exhibition of British comics.

Five folk art collections

12 June 2014

To celebrate the opening of British Folk Art at Tate Britain, we choose the best folk art collections to see in the UK, from quilts to weathervanes.

Win a Fortnum & Mason hamper

29 May 2014

We're giving away a hamper full of Fortnum & Mason goodies – perfect for a summer picnic with your family or friends.

Five country castles

28 May 2014

Whether you want to see Walter Raleigh's family artefacts, the sacred banner of a Scottish clan or a wild boar at feeding time, we pick out five of the most fascinating country castles in the UK.

Five unmissable small museums

16 May 2014

Good things can come in small packages – we choose our five of our favourite diminutive museums and galleries across the UK.

Five archaeology exhibitions

8 May 2014

Whether it's mummies in Oxford or gold in Glasgow, see the artefacts that tell the story of mankind, from the recent past to over a million years ago.

Five arts festivals

23 April 2014

From transformed galleries in Brighton to international exhibitions in Edinburgh, we round up five unmissable arts festivals across the UK this year.

Five spring fashion exhibitions

2 April 2014

From legends of French haute couture to the founders of Savile Row, we choose the best fashion exhibitions to see in the UK this spring.

Incredible Places for Mother's Day

27 March 2014

Afternoon tea at a 19th-century French chateau, a walk in Brontë Country or a game of tennis on the oldest royal court still in use – spoil your mum this Sunday with an incredible day out.

Incredible Places: The results

11 March 2014

We're pleased to announce the winner of our competition, which asked art lovers to share their Incredible Places.

Five beautiful ruins

4 March 2014

To celebrate the opening of Ruin Lust at Tate Britain, we've picked our favourite ruined buildings across the UK, from derelict abbeys to Tudor palaces converted to Art Deco homes.

Five British Pop artists

13 February 2014

To celebrate the opening of Tate Modern's Richard Hamilton retrospective, we've profiled the five most important figures in the British Pop art movement, from elder statesmen to artists who died before their time.

Five must-see Hockneys

5 February 2014

To celebrate the opening of Hockney: Printmaker at Dulwich Picture Gallery, we've chosen five of our favourite Hockneys to see across the UK, from American landscapes to provocative Pop art.

Five uplifting days out ideas

20 January 2014

Feeling down this January? Lift your spirits with these five upbeat UK excursions, from elephants in Glasgow to an anxious king's seaside retreat.

ArtFunded Hepworth works headed for London

8 January 2014

Key works from the Hepworth Wakefield collection, including several given to the gallery through the Art Fund, will be travelling south for an exhibition at the London Art Fair.

Six winter days out

16 December 2013

House full of bored kids? Eaten too much turkey? Sick of Christmas television? Here are six of our favourite days out, sure to see you through the winter season.

Five winter paintings

11 December 2013

From jolly Dutch skaters to austere Yorkshire landscapes, we've chosen our favourite five seasonal masterpieces to see in galleries across the UK.

Five must-see Turners

21 November 2013

Welsh castles, steam engines and a storm at sea – as Turner and the Sea opens at the National Maritime Museum, we choose the artist's greatest paintings to see in UK galleries.

Five contemporary exhibitions

20 November 2013

Melancholy photography, food sculptures and Britain's best-selling artist – discover the latest and greatest art with these five contemporary shows.

Five design collections

14 November 2013

To celebrate the opening of Hello, My Name is Paul Smith at the Design Museum, we’ve chosen five of our favourite design collections across the UK, from Arts and Crafts pioneers to inspiring metalwork.

Five haunted museums

30 October 2013

From a vengeful carpenter to one of the most famous paranormal photographs ever taken, we've hunted down five of the most haunted museums across the UK.

Frieze: Five must-see stands

17 October 2013

A visit to Britain's biggest contemporary art fair can be a daunting experience, but you can save on stress with our guide to the best of this year's Frieze.

Five autumn art fairs

15 October 2013

Whether you're looking to buy an original work or want to see the latest pieces by contemporary artists before they disappear into private collections, these art fairs are the place to be.

Art walk: Shoreditch

24 September 2013

White Cube and Victoria Miro put this area of London on the contemporary art map following their moves north of the City in 2000.

Five must-see fashion shows

19 September 2013

To mark the end of London Fashion Week we've chosen five unmissable haute-couture exhibitions, from Parisian fashionistas to a king's pearl earring.

Five UK photography collections

19 September 2013

To celebrate the launch of the Science Museum's new Media Space, we've chosen the greatest collections of photography to see across the country.

Six maritime museums

28 May 2013

As a new museum opens exploring Henry VIII's ship the Mary Rose, we've chosen our favourite museums dedicated to the UK's rich history at sea.

Six film locations

13 May 2013

We've picked the sets of our favourite films, from small-screen gems like Pride and Prejudice to Hollywood hits like Never Let Me Go.

Ten Renaissance masterpieces

17 April 2013

To celebrate the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, we've chosen ten of the greatest Renaissance paintings on display across Britain.

Your favourite country house

3 April 2013

Vote for your favourite country house and we'll enter you into our competition to win a Harrods hamper to take on your next visit.

Five art festivals

3 April 2013

Love art festivals? We've chosen our favourite five from across the UK, from 19th-century Welsh exhibitions to contemporary art in Edinburgh.

Ten country houses and gardens

1 April 2013

From gorgeous gardens to awesome architecture, we've hand-picked our favourite country houses for the perfect day out.

Five new year blockbusters

9 January 2013

Nothing in your new year's diary? Make plans and book tickets to our five favourite upcoming exhibitions, from Manet to Pompeii.

Seven haunted highlights

25 October 2012

With Halloween looming, we've found something strange to see in your neighbourhood, from a paranormal puppy in Surrey to a murdered maid in the Midlands.

Five autumn blockbusters

12 September 2012

Post-Olympic blues? Fear not! The autumn exhibition season is here, and we've picked our highlights from across the country.

Six science museums

29 August 2012

From interactive flight simulators to the world's most famous apple tree, we've picked six perfect days out for budding Brunels.

Seven sporting exhibitions

23 July 2012

On the brink of the Olympics, we've chosen our favourite seven sporting exhibitions across the UK.

Seven amazing antiquities

16 November 2011

Britain is home to a wealth of ancient artefacts, some left behind by the Romans and Saxons who once occupied the isles, others brought here by eager explorers and avaricious armies.

Top ten castles

7 October 2011

Whether in the Black Mountains of Wales or on the coasts of Cornwall, no buildings are closer to Britain's heart than its castles. Most were built as military fortresses but, like retired soldiers forced to find new careers, adopted new purposes in times of peace.

Ten military museums

23 August 2011

War - what is it good for? Judging by our top ten military museums, everything from fine art and poetry to comic books and toy soldiers.

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