History Illuminated

From 1-9 September 2018 43 of the most fascinating stories from our past are together on the one program – truth really is stranger than fiction. Enjoy a series of intriguing and inspired discussions, exhibitions and workshops from authors, historians and researchers that will illuminate the way you see history. View full program.

Talks and presentations

Journey through stories of courage, survival and love. Discover the personal stories behind the national headlines.

Special events

From an evening at the theatre; a morning of retro video games, and a story from Peter Phelps - there are many ways to enjoy our history.


Discover the secret to writing your own family history, how to tell fact from fake news or the important process of recording oral histories.

Exhibitions and displays

Experience life in WW1 trenches; discover Dead and Buried stories and unlock tales behind treasured objects and works of art.