Tate St Ives Named Museum of the Year

Opened in 1993, Tate St Ives underwent an immense underground extension last year—which took some 18 months and cost £20 million. The Cornish museum (located right on a picturesque beach) has just been awarded the Museum of the Year award, beating Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Glasgow Women’s Library and the Postal Museum. Stephen Deuchar—who is on the judging panel and director of the Art Fund—says, of …

10,000-Year-Old Crayon Found in North Yorkshire

When on a dig along England’s eastern coastline (near Scarborough, North Yorkshire), a group of archaeologists came across a crayon that’s been aged 10,000 years. This Stone Age “sharpened stick of red ochre” is likely to have been for making markings on various surfaces, though that’s not the only possibility. Measuring less than an inch, the crayon could have also been used to paint the …

Chewton Glen Country House, Hampshire

Boutique treehouse accommodation that makes you feel hidden away from the world

If you ever dreamt of having a backyard treehouse as a kid then Chewton Glen, a luxury hotel set on England’s south coast, is exactly the right place to live out your dream, albeit in a far superior fashion. While the main hotel building is a traditional country house, hidden away in a patch of forest within the grounds is a collection of contemporary boutique …

Big Ben Will Ring Again, For The Holidays

At the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben has been silent since August while under a much-needed four-year renovation costing roughly $60 million. It’s the first time the clocktower hasn’t rung in 157 years and done to protect the ears of those making repairs. The chiming won’t resume properly until 2021, but for the handful of days between Christmas and New Year, it will ring on …

Playground for Adults at the Tate Modern

Featuring three-seater swings that encourage visitors to work together and interact, “One Two Three Swing!” at the Tate Modern is essentially a playground for adults. Created by Danish design studio Superflex, the show is colorful and very playful, but also “invites audiences to combat social apathy through collaborative action.” Read more at Mashable.