The Flying Scotsman in Doncaster
5 April 2004

Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam locomotive, will stay in Britain.

'Viotti’ Stradivari Violin
24 March 2004

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its £250,000 application to the National Heritage Memorial Fund to buy the uniquely important ‘Viotti’ Stradivari Violin.

30 September 2003

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) today announced its first grant since almost emptying the funding pot to save Tyntesfield back in June 2002.

2 July 2003

Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has today announced the satisfactory conclusion of the Quinquennial Review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).

19 March 2003

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) awarded its largest ever award to help secure the future of the outstanding Victorian estate of Tyntesfield, near Bristol. 

Hogarth’s ‘The March of the Guards to Finchley’
13 June 2002

The Trustees of the Foundling Museum are delighted to announce the acquisition of their first major work of art from the nationally important Foundling Hospital Collection.  Coram Family (successors of the Foundling Hospital) currently owns this collection.

Cabinet War Rooms
29 November 2001

The Cabinet War Rooms (CWR) as seen today and as opened by the Imperial War Museum to the public in 1984, comprise only one third of the total area that the CWR occupied by 1945. All that is about to change.

8 November 2001

Launch of UK’s first National Inventory of War Memorials

The Hereford Screen
14 April 2001

After more than 30 years in storage, the Hereford Screen, one of the metalwork masterpieces of the Victorian age, has been conserved and returned to its former glory. Richly intricate and colourful, this Gothic Revival choir screen was made for Hereford Cathedral and will be unveiled at the V&A on Thursday 24 May.

Late Bronze Age Neckring
8 April 2000

As it celebrates its twentieth anniversary, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, established by Parliament in 1980 as a memorial to those who died in the two world wars, is announcing details of two important acquisitions.