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Toy stories

The revamped Museum of Childhood has an imposing new entrance, but Sharon Heal wanted to see a similarly bold approach to the displays inside

New world order

Just before Christmas in 1606, 22 men piled into a small ship and, having navigated their way out of London’s …

Military honours

Sharon Heal on how storytelling is at the heart of a museum that commemorates the contribution Jews have made to the UK armed forces over three centuries

Entering wonderland

Alice though the Looking Glass, At-BristolVicky Brightman on an exhibition that uses Lewis Carroll's creation Alice to explore contemporary science

Chasing shadows

Uncomfortable Truths, Victoria & Albert Museum, LondonThe V&A is addressing the legacy of the slave trade with two trails around the museum. Jane Morris judges its success

Rich seams

Woodhorn, Ashington, NorthumberlandPeter Lewis on how a coal-mining museum has risen to the challenge of portraying an industry that has all but disappeared in Britain

Divided we stood

The National Cold War Exhibition, Royal Air Force Museum, CosfordRachel Souhami is left cold by an exhibition that uses military aircraft as the backdrop for a study of the conflict between East and West

Lewd awakening

Ortonesque, New Walk Museum, LeicesterJane Morris visits a low-budget exhibition that tries to do justice to the prolific and scandalous career of 60s firebrand playwright Joe Orton

Dazzle ’em

Camouflage, Imperial War Museum, LondonJulia Edge goes undercover at the Imperial War Museum for a far from uniform exhibition that makes a point of not standing out from the crowd

Voyage of discovery

A rhumb line is a line of constant bearing and something that helps navigators draw a course between two points. For others, it might be said that the one thing inherent in the line is the prospect (and the process) of journeying. It is here where Lawrence Weiner, the great American conceptualist, comes in.