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Keep up to date with all the latest news at some of the UK's top attractions.

Tuesday 14th November 2017

A rare 18th century coffer, used to hold jewellery and other precious objects, has revealed its hidden secrets following a restoration programme at Blenheim Palace.

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Friday 3rd November 2017

Charley Boorman, TV presenter, adventurer and travel writer will drive the Museum’s 1904 Rover 8hp which is the oldest surviving Rover car and just one of 6 cars from the Museum’s collection which will be participating in this year’s Run.

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Wednesday 25th October 2017

The seals at Living Coasts have been given a seasonal treat – a pumpkin filled with squid. And, while it may not be your idea of a delicacy, they clearly loved it.

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Wednesday 25th October 2017

A gorilla at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon has been photographed doing a complicated 1950s dance…

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Monday 23rd October 2017

One of the iconic structures of the English Riviera is getting an overhaul. Work is being carried out on the vast aviary net at Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo.

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Monday 23rd October 2017

Cambridge University Botanic Garden is delighted to host the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition. A collection of winning images from its 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition will be on display in the Autumn Garden.

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Monday 23rd October 2017

There are lots of amazing animals at the Tropical Butterfly House, however it’s the free flying birds who have stolen the show of late.

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Monday 9th October 2017

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Blenheim Palace has linked up with RAW Workshop, an Oxford-based social enterprise which trains and supports people from the local community who face prejudice and barriers to work.

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Tuesday 26th September 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed ball at Blenheim Palace has raised more than £12,000 for their staff-nominated charity – Maggie’s Oxford Centre.

The ball, which was held in the Palace’s Orangery on September 7th, featured live music and an auction; with lots including a signed Radiohead album, a private tour of Westminster Abbey and tickets for Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace.

Throughout 2017 staff from the UNESCO World Heritage Site have been taking on challenges and organising events to fundraise for the Maggie’s, which is their official charity of the year.

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Tuesday 12th September 2017

Blenheim Palace has been awarded the highly regarded VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. The accreditation offers prospective visitors from all over the world the reassurance of an official endorsement of high quality and showcases the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s tireless commitment to excellence.

With scores of more than 80% in each category, judges found Blenheim Palace to have a 100% score in its Retail Category and an impressive 93% score in the Attraction Category.

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