Getting involved at St Fagan's Museum
Getting involved at St Fagan's Museum

Museums, libraries and archives

Comedian Johnny Vegas
A rather young-looking Johnny Vegas, winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition in 1997. Leicester Folks Telling Jokes

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Secrets of the archives

From the unusual to the humorous, the heartfelt to the heart-wrenching, these examples demonstrate the wealth of stories held in archives around the UK. Hopefully they'll inspire you to get out and explore your own local archive! Egg-dispensing machine on Umberleigh railway station, 1972. Credit:
A man standing in a library
Dr Robert Whan, Keeper of Armagh Robinson Library

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What heritage means to me: Dr Robert Whan

Dr Robert Whan is Keeper of Armagh Robinson Library, the oldest public library in Northern Ireland and an accredited museum. He told us about his love of history.
David Anderson, Cyfarwyddwr Cyffredinol Amgueddfa Cymru
David Anderson, Cyfarwyddwr Cyffredinol Amgueddfa Cymru

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What heritage means to me: David Anderson

In celebration of St Fagans National Museum of History and the largest grant ever given by the HLF in Wales, here’s the Museum’s Director General sharing with us what heritage means to him.
Philip Long, the Director of V&A Dundee
Philip Long, the Director of V&A Dundee Robert Perry

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What heritage means to me: Philip Long

Philip Long is the director at V&A Dundee. In celebration of its opening on 15 September, he tells us what heritage means to him.

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What heritage means to me: Nick Merriman

This weekend sees the opening of the Horniman Museum's new World Gallery, made possible by a £3.3million grant from HLF. To celebrate, we spoke to the museum's Chief Executive, Nick Merriman, about what heritage means to him.