The Queen’s Gambit: how the Lewis Chessmen won the world over
16 March 2021

The Queen’s Gambit is the Netflix drama that made the world chess mad. As it turns out, medieval Europe was ahead of the game by about eight hundred years with what later became the world’s most famous chess pieces, the Lewis Chessmen. Join us as we reveal the secrets of these most enigmatic players.

Inside ‘The Dig’: how the star-studded film squares with reality of Sutton Hoo
28 January 2021

Netflix’s new film The Dig explores the extraordinary discovery of Sutton Hoo – an early 7th century AD ship burial found on the eve of the Second World War. Curator Sue Brunning looks at how the silver screen portrayal compares to the momentous historical excavation.