Discovering Europe

Discover beautiful and historical places throughout Europe

Travel and tourism

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Samuel Cunard and shipping

The origins of the transatlantic shipping company Cunard Line

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Open-air and living history museums

Explore sites which aim to bring history to life

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Four countries’ green activities

Discover culture and nature through alternative travel experiences

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Railway stations across Europe

Artworks and photographs of train stations

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Camping

Summertime is the perfect season for camping out

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Summer holidays in the past

Explore summer holidays in Europe through vintage photographs

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Trekking through Europe

A history of hiking in Europe, from Wandervögel to Grand Randonnée

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Travelling through the pages

Travelling in our minds with books, like Selma Lagerlöf's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

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Sustainability and Tourism

The impact of tourism, and the way forward towards environmental, social and economic harmony.

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From airport to artport

How changes in aviation policies introduced art to the airport

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Caravanning

Since the early 20th century, caravans have been a holiday home away from home

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Travel ephemera

Ephemera from the tourism industry offers a fascinating window on the world of holidaying in Europe

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Travelling for pleasure

People have always had a need to travel, be it to explore and discover new lands or for our own enjoyment

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Holiday snapshots

A selection of artworks and vintage photos highlights people enjoying summer days.

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Agriturismo in Italy

How agriturismo in Italy preserves rural communities

What are men to rocks and mountains?

Human exploration of and travel through mountains dates back millennia.

European Cities & Towns

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Canal communities

Discover seven places across Europe which are nicknamed Venice

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Cityscapes of Europe

Paintings depicting cities across Europe

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European Capitals of Culture

Celebrating the cities that have held the title

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Art Nouveau in Aveiro

Take a walk through this beautiful Portuguese city

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Barcelona's Martorell Museum

The city's first public museum stems from the collection of Francesc Martorell i Peña

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Bergamo

A tour of Bergamo's ancient city centre and historic monuments

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Berlin

Explore art and architecture of Berlin

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Budapest

Hungary’s capital is bisected by the river Danube and its origins began with Aquincum, a Celtic settlement.

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Coventry

Exploring change and movement in the 2021 UK City of Culture

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Dublin statues by female sculptors

Exploring public art in Dublin by three female sculptors

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Dublin

Explore Dublin, Ireland's capital city, situated between mountains and the sea

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Vintage Ibiza

Discover the ‘white island’ before tourism

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Istanbul

A city crossing Europe and Asia

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Košice

Vintage photograph and postcards of Košice

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Leeuwarden

Leeuwarden, together with Friesland, was the European Cultural Capital in 2018.

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Lisbon

Panoramas, views, scenery, culture and more from Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal.

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Marseille

The story of the first giraffe in Marseille, the 2013 European Capital of Culture

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Åke Waldemar Larsson's art of Malmö

Swedish artist Åke Waldemar Larsson depicted day to day life in the city of Malmö

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Ironopolis: how Middlesbrough grew

Bolckow & Vaughan iron and steelworks drove the growth of Middlesbrough

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Paris, city of art

The beauty of Paris has inspired artists for centuries.

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Ravenna

Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the most important cities of Late Antique Europe.

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Rome in art and architecture

Explore Italy's capital, the Eternal City

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Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a vibrant, port city with modern architecture

Take a virtual tour of Spijkennise

Explore the home town of 2019 Eurovision Song Contest winner Duncan Laurence

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Stockholm

Explore Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, its architecture, landscapes and island archipelago

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Turku and Tallinn

Exploring castles in the medieval cities of Tallinn and Turku

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Venice

Artworks depicting the beautiful canal city Venice

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Vienna

Explore the architecture and culture of Vienna, the capital city of Austria

European Landscapes

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Vänern, Sweden's largest lake

Explore the cultural and social heritage of Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden and the European Union

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Danube fortresses in Serbia

Exploring Danube fortresses in Serbia, each with its own history, myths and legend

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The Wachau landscape in Austria

Extending 36 kilometres along the Danube, the Wachau is a landscape of stunning scenery

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Bridges of Europe

Spanning rivers, canals, lakes and seas to connect communities, regions and countries

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Churches and cathedrals

Christian places of worship from across Europe

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Picture This!

Discover the beauty of southeastern Europe through vintage postcards

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Beautiful views

Explore this gallery of beautiful views, vistas and landscapes in artworks from across Europe

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Postcards from Europe

Picture postcard views of tourist sights and places around Europe

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European landscapes and landmarks

Showcasing the variety and beauty of this great continent.

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Aerial Photography

See Europe from above.

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Hugo Simberg in the Caucasus

Discover artist Hugo Simberg and his travels

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Eero Järnefelt, painting Finland

His paintings depict details of Finland's nature and weather

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The French Riviera

Explore the beautiful towns and coastlines of the Côte d'Azur

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The Greek Islands

Explore the Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea

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Hilding Mickelsson

Swedish photographer documented changes in Hälsingland's rich cultural and natural heritage

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Iceland

Explore Iceland's landscapes, art and architecture

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Mountain scenery

Art showing mountains and highlands across Europe

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Norwegian fjords

Explore the dramatic landscape of Norway's fjords, where land meets sea

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The Skagen Painters in Denmark

A group of Scandinavian artists gathered in Skagen in the 19th century

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Rivers and canals

Rivers, canals and lakes from across Europe and beyond

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Seascapes

Explore these seascapes from across Europe, scenes of tranquility, storms, leisure and industry.

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Lighthouses across Europe

Shining a light on the coastal architecture of lighthouses across the continent

Exhibitions

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Picture This!

Discover the beauty of southeastern Europe through vintage postcards

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Ravenna

Ravenna in northern Italy was one of the most important cities of Late Antique Europe.

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Hugo Simberg in the Caucasus

Discover artist Hugo Simberg and his travels

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Rebuilding Notre-Dame

Explore this national symbol with a dramatic past

Learning scenarios about Europe

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Camino de Santiago

English, History - Upper secondary, VET

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Mountain Wisdom

Art, English, Geography, History - Lower secondary, Upper secondary

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Europe and Me

History, Philosophy - Lower secondary

Adventurous Journey Through Europe and Culture

English - Secondary

Celebrations in Europe Scavenger Hunt

A learning activity to implement remotly with your students English, Language subjects - Upper secondary

Myths and legends throughout Europe: from England to Sicily

English, Language subjects - Lower secondary

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Places in Stamps

Art, English, Language subjects - Primary school

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Tales of the Silent City

English, History, STEAM - Primary school

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Herbal Medicine in Your Region

English, STEAM - Upper secondary