Out and about in January

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

Credit: The National Gallery of Scotland
Get out and about with our extended guide to exhibitions and events taking place across Britain this January. From an exhibition commemorating the centenary of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole, to lectures on Japanese art and Florence Nightingale, there’s bound to be something here for every taste
 
 

Pick of the month

 
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Exhibition: Scott’s Last Expedition

Natural History Museum, London
20 January–2 September
020 7942 5000
www.nhm.ac.uk
 
Find out more about the exhibition in January’s issue of BBC History Magazine – out soon. You can also see images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available soon.
 

 

London

 
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Exhibition: Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People

National Portrait Gallery, London
FREE ENTRY
Until 3 June
020 7306 0055
www.npg.org.uk
 
See images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available now.
 
 
Exhibition: Meetings in Marrakech: The Paintings of Hassan El Glaoui and Winston Churchill
Leighton House Museum, London
20 January–31 March
020 7602 3316
www.rbkc.gov.uk
 
 
Lecture: Against Images Made by Hands: Florence Nightingale’s Reluctant Life in Portraiture
Florence Nightingale Museum, London
19 January
020 7620 0374
www.florence-nightingale.co.uk
 
 
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Exhibition: Migrations: Journeys into British Art

Tate Britain, London
31 January–12 August 2012
020 7887 8888
www.tate.org.uk
 
   

 

South and South East

 
Lecture: Mirror of the Stage: Kabuki Actor Prints from Japan, 1700–1900
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
7 January
01865 278002
www.ashmolean.org

 


 

South West

 
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Exhibition: So Near and Yet So Far

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
FREE ENTRY
14 January–1 April
01872 272205
www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

 

 

 

East

 
Lecture: Impressionist Watercolours, Drawings and Prints
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
19 January
01223 332900
www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
 
 

 

Heart of England

 
Lecture: KMS Scharnhorst: The Battleship that Never Was
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes
12 January
01908 640404
www.bletchleypark.org.uk
 
 
Exhibition: Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Birmingham Museum, Birmingham
FREE ENTRY
13 January–25 March
0121 303 2834
www.bmag.org.uk

 

 

 

North East

 
Lecture: Seven Bridges for Seven Boroughs: Crossing the Tyne Gorge
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields
FREE ENTRY
18 January
0191 456 8740
www.twmuseums.org.uk

 

 

 

North West

 
Exhibition: Mirth in the Mill
People’s History Museum, Manchester
FREE ENTRY
14 January–4 March 2012
0161 838 9190
www.phm.org.uk

 


 

Wales

 
Lecture: Happy New Year: The Changing Date of New Year’s Day
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
FREE ENTRY
7 January
01792 638950
www.museumwales.ac.uk
 
 

 

Scotland

 
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Exhibition: Turner in January 2012

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
FREE ENTRY
1–31 January
0131 624 6200
www.nationalgalleries.org
 
See images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available soon.
 
 

 

Northern Ireland

 
Lecture: Loyalist or Royalist? Identity in Unionist Murals
Ulster Museum, Belfast
FREE ENTRY
13 January
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.
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