What you won't find there for the time being is the Domesday Book, which is at the Tower of London until December, tel: 020 7709 0765, www.tower-of-london.com
History in Action 2000, "the largest multi-period historical festival in the world", is being staged by English Heritage at Kirby Hall, Nrthamptonshire, August 12-13, 9.30am-6pm. Ongoing displays will include: Normans and Saxons of 1066, medieval jousting and combat displays, English Civil War battle tactics, Napoleonic battle, the American Civil War, the Imperial Roman Army from the first to fifth centuries, and World War I and II displays including tanks and Spitfire fighters. Activities include a giant historical dance, soldiers' drill, comedy, drama, music, song, mummers' plays and talks. Admission: pound;7-pound;12 day ticket, EH members free. Tel: 01536 203230.
English Heritage is also mounting the largest ever re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings 1066 on October 14-15 on the very battlefield at Battle Abbey, East Sussex. Hastings 2000, 2 Stanford Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5DS, www.vikings.ndirect.co.ukhastings2000 Transcendence of time is a central tenet of the Buddhist religion and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 has co-organised, with the London Buddhist Centre, a day of stillness and enlightenment as part of its The Story of Time exhibition. Dharma Day, on July 15, will introduce visitors to traditional Buddhist meditation techniques, mantra chanting, music and dance, tel: 020 8858 4422.