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  • From the unusual to the humorous, the heartfelt to the heart-wrenching, these examples demonstrate the wealth of stories held in archives around the UK...
  • HLF’s Chair, Sir Peter Luff reflects on the difference National Lottery investment made to the First World War Centenary.
  • Dr Robert Whan is Keeper of Armagh Robinson Library, the oldest public library in Northern Ireland and an accredited museum. He told us about...
  • In celebration of St Fagans National Museum of History and the largest grant ever given by the HLF in Wales, here’s the Museum’s Director...
  • After eight years, our Scotland trustee Dame Seona Reid is stepping down from her roles at HLF. Seona lets us in on the high...
  • Philip Long is the director at V&A Dundee. In celebration of its opening on 15 September, he tells us what heritage means to him.
  • One of our #DustKickers tells us why she would like to see more young people involved in heritage
  • The UK is full of breath-taking landscapes and precious wildlife. HLF’s #DustKicker, Lizzie Guntrip, went to London Wetland Centre to speak to BBC Springwatch...
  • This weekend sees the opening of the Horniman Museum's new World Gallery, made possible by a £3.3million grant from HLF. To celebrate, we spoke...
  • Happy International Museum Day! To celebrate, we got in touch with some of the 1,100+ HLF-supported museums to find out about their most weird,...

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