If you only have a day, make a beeline for the Egyptian treasures, the Parthenon Marbles and quirky British antiquities such as the Sutton Hoo
helmet (one of the most important Anglo Saxon finds of all time) and the Lewis chessmen (six are also on display in Stornoway).
The National Trust has transformed Sutton Hoo
so visitors get a "real sense" of the importance of the royal burial mounds when they stand in front of them.
The Sutton Hoo
helmet from the British Museum But more than markets, London is mecca for museum rats, which Beng and I also are, and while we've been there before and seen literally the same old things, we took in and reveled at the Sutton Hoo
masks and the Egyptian mummies at the British Museum all over again, before hopping over to the Tate Modern at the South Bank for a mind-blowing exhibition of paintings from the Weimar Republic and highly inventive political art from the present.
1 Comet 2 Cancan 3 Sicilian 4 Hanging 5 Rhapsody 6 Sutton Hoo
9 Oder 14 Menagerie 16 Chequers 18 Amritsar 19 Gardens 21 Clan 23 Brecon 24 Lenin
The treasures found at Sutton Hoo
for example show exquisite craftsmanship.
It contains pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard (discovered in 2009), accompanied by sword fittings and the dazzling belt-buckle excavated 70 years earlier from the Sutton Hoo
ship burial (Fig.
Here you can explore the heritage and history of this market town and the Anglo-Saxon treasures of the Sutton Hoo
burial site, which reopens at Easter after a [euro]4million - including [euro]2million from the National Lottery - makeover.
Inspired by one of the greatest British archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Sutton Hoo
ship burial discovered on the eve of the Second World War, Ally Sherrick has written a clever, thrilling historical adventure.
They include Anglo-Saxon treasures in a boat burial at Sutton Hoo
, Suffolk, designer William Morris' Cotswold retreat and source of inspiration, Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire, and the magnificent Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.
North, Tate Modern and Sutton Hoo
, the site of strange grassy mounds
The full list is: Angel of the North, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Park, St Ives, Cornwall; St Paul's Cathedral, London; Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Oxfordshire; Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire; Tate Modern, London; Sutton Hoo
, Suffolk; Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands; and, The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall.
From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo
, from Edinburgh to Anglesey, and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walking narratives form free-standing chapters as well as parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone.