The StreetLife project uncovered a largely untold story of the significance of the Jewish communities in York, particularly in the 1200s, to the growth and development of York as the second city. We have been working with the current communities in York, Leeds, and London to explore how best to tell this story, commemorate the people of the past and bring this important aspect of York's history to wider attention.

Heritage360 is collaborating on a three-year venture that brings together a cross-disciplinary team of scholars and technical specialists from both the academic and heritage sectors to explore, evaluate and reconceptualise Henry VIII's progresses.

This three-year interpretation project, running between 2012 and 2016, aimed to explore the many interesting, interweaving stories surrounding Worcester Cathedral, from its origins to the present day. Both the building itself and the cathedral's community have a rich history, but these aspects also offer an opportunity to relate current cathedral life, offering ways for visitors (including the local community) to explore further and develop an ongoing relationship with the cathedral and its activities.

The project presented a number of challenges as to how we provide:

This project represents a long-term collaboration between Christianity and Culture and the church of Holy Trinity Micklegate in York. 'Micklegate Priory Revealed' sought to explore a 15th-century Benedictine monastery that was one of several major religious houses located within the walls of York during this time. Using innovative 3D visualisation, and spread across two main phases of work in 2010 and 2013, the project delivered an interactive touchscreen that sits alongside the existing 'Monks of Micklegate' exhibition as part of the church's visitor interpretation.

Hexham Abbey began life as one the ground-breaking continental style churches built by St Wilfrid in the 7th century. Still retaining its extraordinary Anglo-Saxon crypt, constructed from re-used Roman stone and built by Wilfrid to evoke both the catacombs of Rome and the tomb of Christ, the abbey today is a fascinating amalgam of the many phases of its long history.

CSCC worked in collaboration with the University of Reading and Glastonbury Abbey between 2016 and 2017 on an AHRC-funded Follow-on project entitled Glastonbury Abbey: archaeology, legend and public engagement. The primary objective was to disseminate important findings from the archive project to new audiences.

A project with Hambleton District Council (now subsumed into the new unitary authority of North Yorkshire Council) saw the development of 3D visualisations, a touchscreen interactive, and a map-based trail for the North Yorkshire market town of Northallerton, funded by Historic England's High Street Heritage Action Zone initiative.

The parish church of St Mary and St Ethelburga in Lyminge, Kent, was constructed in the 11th century. However, a church existed in this location for over 400 years prior to that. These earlier structures were part of a nunnery - one of the first in England - founded by Ethelburga, the widow of King Edwin of Northumbria.

Project overview

This one year AHRC-funded project ran between 2018-2019 and aimed to present the fascinating story of Thomas Becket to visitors to the city of Canterbury.

The project brought together partners from Canterbury’s heritage, business and tourism sectors, including Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Visit Canterbury, Canterbury Museums and Canterbury BID.

The key project outputs were:

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