A museum was temporarily closed this morning after a live bomb was 'delivered' to it. Gravel was dredged up from the seabed to fill a cofferdam around HMS Alliance at the Royal Submarine Museum in Gosport. But when it was delivered staff noticed a live Bofors shell sticking out of the gravel.
A Royal Navy bomb squad was dispatched to take the shell away for a controlled explosion. Some visitors were turned away until the museum was re-opened at 10:30am today. Bofors shells were commonly used by surface ships during the Second World War.
The history of an African country is coming back to life in a small part southern England. Hundreds of objects and photographs from Angola dating back more than 70 years have gone on display at a museum in Kent. Tom Savvides talks to artist Helga Gamboa and curator Kate Moore.
The museum, which cost most than £15 million pounds to build, tells the story of the city's maritime history. But some critics warn that visitor numbers will drop off now that the Titanic anniversary has passed. Here is our report on its opening:
Maidstone has officially opened it's new £4.2 million wing. The extension has been criticised for not fitting in with the original Tudor building. Museum chiefs say it will attract more visitors and allow thousands more items to go on display.