Out and about in February

Find out what's going on around the UK in February with our events and exhibitions page

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Get out and about with our extended guide to exhibitions and events taking place across Britain this February. From an exhibition on Egyptian mummies and a Viking festival, to this year's Who Do You Think You Are? Live event at London's Olympia, there's bound to be something here for everyone
 
 

Pick of the month


Exhibition: Fascinating Mummies
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
11 February–27 May 2012
0300 123 6789
www.nms.ac.uk
 
Find out more about the exhibition in February's issue of BBC History Magazine – out now. You can also see images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available from 13 February. 
 

 

 

London

 
Exhibition: Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
V&A Museum, London
8 February–22 April 2012
020 7942 2000
www.vam.ac.uk
 
See images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available soon
 
 
Lecture: Carve Their Names with Pride by Stephen Bourne
Cuming Museum, London
FREE ENTRY
23 February 2012
020 7525 2332
www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum
 
 
Lecture: Wellington: The Iron Duke by Saul David
National Army Museum, London
8 February 2012
020 7881 6606
www.nam.ac.uk
 

Event: Who Do You Think You Are? Live
Olympia, London
24–26 February 2012
www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com
 
 
Exhibition: Lucian Freud Portraits
National Portrait Gallery, London
9 February–27 May 2012
020 7306 0055
www.npg.org.uk
 

Study day: The Writings of Ancient Egypt
University of London
18 February
(Ticketed entry only)
07973 695168
 
 
Event: Watercolours and Works on Paper Fair
Science Museum
2–5 February
01798 861 815
www.worksonpaperfair.com

 


 

South and South East

 
Exhibition: You Are What You Wear
Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford
15 February–4 June 2012
01865 276 172
www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery
 
 
 
 
Exhibition: John Piper
Blenheim Palace , Woodstock
11 February–9 April 2012
01993 810 530
www.blenheimpalace.com
 
 
 

 

South West

 
Exhibition: A Retrospective of the Work of Sir Claude Francis Barry
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
5 February–4 June 2012
01872 272205
www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

 


 

East

 
Exhibition: Shelf Lives: Four Centuries of Collectors and Their Books
Cambridge University Library, Cambridge
FREE ENTRY
Until 16 June 2012
www.lib.cam.ac.uk
 
 

 

Heart of England

 
Exhibition: Henry Moore: In the Arts Council Collection
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
FREE ENTRY
23 February–15 April 2012
01926 742700
www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/royalpumprooms
 
 

 

North East

 
Exhibition: Art for Sunderland
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Until 5 June 2012
01912 326789
www.twmuseums.org.uk/sunderland
 

 

North West

 
Exhibition: Cotton: Global Threads
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
11 February–13 May 2012
FREE ENTRY
0161 275 7450
www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
 
 
Event: Manchester Histories Festival
Various locations, Manchester
24 February–4 March 2012
0161 306 1982
www.manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk
 
 

 

Yorkshire

 
Event: Jorvik Viking Festival 2012
Various locations, York
11–19 February 2012
01904 615505
www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk
 
 
Exhibition: The Family in British Art: 16th Century to Now
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
FREE ENTRY
2 February–29 April 2012
0114 278 2600
www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

 

 

 

Wales

 
Exhibition: Captain Scott: South for Science
National Museum Cardiff
FREE ENTRY
Until 13 May 2012
029 2039 7951
www.museumwales.ac.uk
 
 

 

Scotland


Exhibition: Scott’s Last Expedition
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
FREE ENTRY
Until 25 March 2012
0131 623 3700
www.nls.uk
 
  

 

Got an historical exhibition or event happening in your area? Email Charlotte Hodgman with the details and we'll do our best to include it in our online listings.