Out and about in June

Find out what's going on around the UK in June 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 June. From an exhibition of objects from the 18th-century merchant ship Westmorland, to a display of anatomical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, and a jubilee air show in Duxford, there's bound to be something here for everyone

 

Pick of the month

 

Exhibition: The Post Office in Pictures
Lumen Arts Gallery, London
FREE ENTRY
Until 31 August 2012
020 7833 1080
www.lumenurc.org.uk

Find out more about the exhibition, as well as an interview with the curator, in June's issue of BBC History Magazine – out now.

See images from the exhibition in our online slideshow

 

 


 

London

 

Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Until 7 October 2012
020 7766 7300
www.royalcollection.org.uk

See images from the exhibition in our online slideshow

 

Exhibition: Gold: Power and Allure
The Goldsmiths’ Company, London
FREE ENTRY
1 June–28 July
020 7606 7010
www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

See images from the exhibition in our online slideshow

 

Display: The Comte de Vaudreuil: Courtier and Collector
National Gallery, London
Until 2 June 2012
020 7747 2885
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

 

Exhibition: The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot
British Museum, London
Until 30 September 2012
020 7323 8299
www.britishmuseum.org

 

Conference: The World of Jorge Amado
British Library, London
FREE (but booking is essential)
8 June
01937 546060
www.bl.uk 

 


 

South and South East

 

The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
FREE ENTRY
Until 27 August 2012
01865 278002
www.ashmolean.org

See images from the exhibition in our online slideshow

 

Event: Victorious Vintage
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
2–3 June 2012
023 9283 9766
www.historicdockyard.co.uk
 

 


 

South West

 

Event: Unwrapping the Past - Free Family Launch Day
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
FREE ENTRY
8 June
01872 272205
www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

 

Talk: Leonardo in Focus
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
FREE ENTRY
8 June 2012
www.bristol.gov.uk
 

 


 

East

 

Event: The Jubilee Air Show
IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire
27 May 2012
01223 835000
www.iwm.org.uk

 

Talk: Rituals and recipes: Food, Religion, and Politics in Ancient China
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
27 June 2012
01223 332900
www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 

 


 

Heart of England

 

Exhibition: Throne: A Royal Crown Derby Jubilee Exhibition
Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre, Derby
Until 7 September 2012
01332 712833
www.royalcrownderby.co.uk/royalexhibition

 

Event: Royal Jubilee Celebration
Blists Hill Victorian Town, nr Ironbridge, Shropshire
2–5 June 2012
01952 433424
www.ironbridge.org.uk

 

 


 

North East

 

Exhibition: What's Your Story? Discovering Family History
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Sunderland
23 June–27 August 2012
0191 553 2323
www.twmuseums.org.uk/sunderland

 

Exhibition: Racing Bikes
Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland
16 June–4 November 2012
0191 567 7075
www.twmuseums.org.uk/monkwearmouth
 

 


 

North West

 

Talk: The Archaeology of Ritual, Shrines and Sacrifice in Northern Ghana
Manchester Museum, Manchester
FREE ENTRY
7 June 2012
0161 275 2648
www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

 

Exhibition: Olympic Posters
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Until 17 June
01244 972197
www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
 

 


 

Yorkshire

 

Event: York Festival of Ideas 2012
Various locations, York
14–30 June
www.yorkfestivalofideas.com

 

 


 

Wales

 

Talk: Roman Brooches: Regional Patterns and Personal Taste
National Museum Cardiff
FREE ENTRY
6 June 2012
029 2039 7951
www.museumwales.ac.uk
 

 


 

Scotland

 

Talk: Scottish Medicine: An Illustrated History
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
FREE ENTRY
11 June 2012
0131 623 3700
www.nls.uk/events
 

 


 

Northern Ireland

 

Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci
Ulster Museum, Belfast
15 June–26 August 2012
028 9044 0000
www.nmni.com/um

 


 

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.