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 exhibitions on foundling children to brand new museum and gallery openings and American Civil War anniversary celebrations, there’s bound to be something here to suit every taste.

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View heavenly treasures

Featuring over 150 objects from more than 40 institutions, including the Vatican, this exhibition takes a closer look at the history of sacred treasures in Christianity. The earliest items on display date back to the late Roman period. Other objects include three thorns thought by some to be from the Crown of Thorns and fragments said to be of the True Cross.

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Exhibition: Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe
British Museum, London
23 June–9 October
020 7323 8299
www.britishmuseum.org

London

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Exhibition: The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World
Tate Britain, London
14 June–4 September
020 7887 8888
www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/thevorticists

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Exhibition: Foundling Voices
Foundling Museum, London
Until 30 October
020 7841 3600
www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk

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Exhibition: Pablo Bronstein: Sketches for Regency Living
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London
FREE ENTRY
9 June–25 September
020 7930 0493
www.ica.org.uk

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Lecture: A Climate of Fear: What the Past tells us about Human Responses to Climate Change, by Dr Joe Flatman
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum
FREE ENTRY (booking advised)
9 June
020 7323 8181
http://events.ucl.ac.uk

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Lecture: Desirability and Domination: Greek Sculpture and the Modern Male Body by Professor Maria Wyke
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum
FREE ENTRY (booking advised)
23 June
020 7323 8181
www.britishmuseum.org


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Event: Gallery Opening
The Fleming Collection, London
From 10 June
020 7042 5730
www.flemingcollection.co.uk

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Exhibition: Summer Exhibition 2011
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
7 June–15 August
020 7300 8000
www.royalacademy.org.uk

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Exhibition: Treasures from the Royal Collection
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London
Until 9 October
020 7766 7301
www.royalcollection.org.uk

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Exhibition: Dutch Landscapes
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London
Until 9 October
020 7766 7301
www.royalcollection.org.uk

Lecture: The First Anglo-Afghan War: A Warning from History by Saul David
National Army Museum, London
8 June
020 7881 6600 (ticket line)
www.nam.ac.uk

Exhibition: Journeyings: Recent Works on Paper by Frank Bowling
Tennant Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
Until 23 October
020 7300 8000
www.royalacademy.org.uk

Event: Masterpiece London
South Grounds, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
30 June–5 July
020 7499 7470
www.masterpiecefair.com


South and South East

Event: Watts Gallery Re-opening
Watts Gallery, Compton, Guildford
18 June onwards
01483 810235
www.wattsgallery.org.uk

Exhibition: American Civil War 150th Anniversary
Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre, Purfleet, Essex
12–26 June
01708 890874
http://www.purfleet-heritage.com/

Event: Centenary Birthday Celebration
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
26 June
023 9283 9766
www.historicdockyard.co.uk

Event: Professional cleaning of The State Bed
Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey
14–16 June
01483 222482
www.nationaltrust.org.uk


South West

Exhibition: Way of the Warrior
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
18 June–1 October
01872 272205
www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Exhibition: North American Kayaks and Canoes
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
Until 4 September
01326 313388
www.nmmc.co.uk

Event: Rediscovering Glastonbury Abbey Excavations 1908–1979
Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset
9 June
01458 832267
www.glastonburyabbeysymposium.com


East

Exhibition: Victorian Style Wars: The Medal in 19th-century Britain
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Until 2 October
01223 332900
www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
 


Heart of England

Exhibition: ‘Capability’ Brown and the Landscapes of Middle England
Compton Verney, Warwickshire
25 June–2 October
01926 645500
www.comptonverney.org.uk

Exhibition: Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Until 18 September
0121 414 7333
www.barber.org.uk

Lecture: Wedgwood and London
The Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent
12 June
01782 371902
www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk

Event: 1950s Weekend
Crich Tramway Village, near Matlock, Derbyshire
25–26 June
01773 854321
www.tramway.co.uk

Event: Jacobite Rebellion Re-enactment
Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby
11 & 12 June
01332 842191
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Exhibition: Turbanology: Sikhs Unwrapped
Niskham Civic Associaton, Birimingham
10–24 June
0121 515 4229
www.ncauk.org
 


North East

Exhibition: Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910–1960
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University
FREE ENTRY
23 June–14 August
0191 222 6059
www.twmuseums.org.uk

Event: Georgian Fair
Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham
2–5 June
0191 370 4000
www.beamish.org.uk

Conference: Recognising Beauty in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Durham University, Durham
22–24 June
0191 334 2000
www.dur.ac.uk

Event: Medieval Feast and keynote lecture by Professor Faith Wallis
Durham University, Durham
22 June
0191 334 2000
www.dur.ac.uk


North West

Event: Roman Frontier Gallery Opening
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
From 25 June onwards
01228 618718
www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Exhibition: Art in Revolution: Liverpool 1911
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
24 June–25 September
0151 478 4199
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Exhibition: On the March – An Exhibition of Banners Made by Ed Hall
People’s History Museum, Spinningfields, Manchester
FREE ENTRY
Until 30 October
0161 838 9190
www.phm.org.uk

Exhibition: Customising, Culture & Harley-Davidson
Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
Until 11 September
0161 832 2244
www.mosi.org.uk
 


Yorkshire


Event: In Focus – A Snapshot of the Photography Collection
York Castle Museum, York
23 June
01904 650333
www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk


Wales

Event: Wales and the British Empire 1650–1830
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
FREE ENTRY
11 June
01792 638950
www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/swansea

Conference: Ancient Britons, Wales and Europe
Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum Cardiff
4 June
01970 636543 (ticket line)
www.museumwales.ac.uk
 


Scotland

Event: A Palace Fit for a Queen
Stirling Castle, Stirling
4–5 June
01786 450 000
www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk

Conference: Harlaw Remembered
The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen
9 June
01224 272996
www.abdn.ac.uk
 


Northern Ireland

Event: Archaeology Family Day
Armagh County Museum, The Mall East, Armagh
11 June
028 3752 3070
www.nmni.com

Lecture: Preserving A Legacy: Titanic and Her Artefacts by Alexandra Klingelhofer
Rail Galleries, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood
1 June
028 9042 8428
www.nmni.com/uftm
 


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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.