Category Archive for "News"

First details of the Pokemon GO at Chester Heritage Festival

We are pleased to release some more information relating to Pokémon GO happenings at the Chester Heritage Festival on 22-23rd July. The event celebrates history and heritage in a 2000 year old city, with lots of activities happening across across…

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Big Heritage and Pokémon GO team up in the ancient city of Chester

  Niantic Labs, the developer and publisher of Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company International and Big Heritage, the UK heritage organisation, have partnered to curate historical locations throughout the ancient city of Chester within Pokémon GO to encourage community engagement…

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Big Heritage support reopening of ‘hidden gem’ museum

The re-opening of the First World War: Returning Home exhibition at the University of Chester Riverside Museum was celebrated with a talk on munition workers by Dr Claire Chatterton, at which visitors had the opportunity to view the refurbished display…

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Sick to Death scoops major industry award

City’s social enterprise picks up another accolade for its work on local attraction   Sick to Death, Chester’s latest historic visitor experience, claimed the award for “Best Event, Stunt or Launch” at the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) DARE…

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Come and join the team….

The Opportunity This is a unique opportunity to join one of the UK’s most exciting and creative organisations working in the heritage industry and to play a significant role in its development. Big Heritage was founded in 2011 as a…

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Historical interpretation project at Port Sunlight River Park wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Big Heritage, in partership with national land management charity, The Land Trust and Autism Together have received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Discovering Bromborough; Interpreting the past project, it was announced today. The project, which will…

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‘Trowel Blazing’ exhibition on public display outside of London for the first time

Chester has been chosen as the destination for the first major showing outside of London for an important photographic exhibition that celebrates the achievements of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists. ‘Raising Horizons’ highlights the roles and contributions of women in the…

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Pride in the Past Exhbition now on

This February’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month commemorates 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. To mark this Big Heritage have partnered with Chester Pride to put on ‘Pride in the Past’, an exhibition that uncovers the…

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Pride in the Past

Big Heritage support Chester Pride to launch ‘Pride in the Past’

We are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Pride in the Past’ – a project partnership between Chester Pride and Big Heritage, with support from Cheshire West & Chester’s museum and archive services. The project explores the LGBT history of Chester…

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New community archaeology project, the Woodchurch Big Dig, launches this October

Big Heritage are set to descend upon Wirral’s oldest primary school this autumn to explore previously undiscovered archaeology hidden under Woodchurch Estate. The project will see a month long community excavation take place around Woodchurch CofE Primary School, which opened its…

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