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A History of the World in Cumbria

Whitehaven by Mathias Read
The Cumbrian objects come from right around the county

The BBC and the British Museum have joined forces for A History of the World, a global history told through the British Museum's unparalleled world collection.

You can join in with the project online and in person at special events around the country.

Events in Cumbria

Coniston: The Ruskin Museum in Coniston will be running talks about their chosen object, The Ruskin Cross, this Saturday (13 Feb) at 11:30am and again next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30am and 2pm. The talk is included in the normal museum admission price.

Whitehaven: On Saturday, 20 February, from 10am till 4pm the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven will be showcasing objects from their collection, including the goblet and the painting which were chosen to help tell A History of the World.
And you'll also have the chance to take your own objects to the museum so that they can be uploaded to the History of the World website. Normal museum admission charges will apply.

Carlisle: On Saturday, 20 February, from 11am to 3pm Tullie House Museum in Carlisle will be showcasing three objects chosen to tell A History of the World. You can also find out how to research the history of your family and your local area.
Plus bring your historic family objects with you and we'll upload a photo and details about the object to the History of the World website.

Kendal: All half-term week the Museum of Lakeland Life in Kendal will be showcasing the object which was chosen for the campaign. It's a turbine which helped to light up the world and there's a royal connection too!
There'll also be an activity sheet available for children all next week focussing on the turbine and renewable energy.
Normal museum admission prices apply.

Millom: The Folk Museum will be running a trail around landmarks linked to the town's iron ore mining history during half-term week. Pick up a sheet from the museum from this weekend (13 Feb.) onwards. Completed sheets will be entered in a prize draw and entry to the museum will be free all week.
And you can see the object in the museum which was chosen to help tell A History of the World.


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