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Explore pivotal moments in our past and present relationship with the sea in Planet Ocean

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See Yinka Shonibare CBE RA's thought-provoking sculpture End of Empire

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Artist Paul Rooney selected for IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund commission

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Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower

Public Art

Public Art

Elizabethan House | Outside The Box

Elizabethan House

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