1st December 2000 at 00:00
The famous illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels have returned to the north eastern region, on loan from the British Library to the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, until January 7. The book is currently open at St Luke and will be turned to St John, December 16-31. The exhibition focuses on the book's history and the dramatic adventures of the followers of Cuthbert, who guarded it. Also on show, until December 10, are 10 religious masterpieces from Windsor Castle's Royal Collection, including work by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Free admission. Tel: 0191 232 7734.

"A Forgotten Legacy: Flrence Nightingale's Indian Dream", at the Florence Nightingale Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 until January 13, examines the famous nurse's achievements in raising standards of health care in India, the problems she faced and the legacy she left behind. Primary worksheets are provided and a new pack is available for GCSE groups studying the history of medicine through time, comprising a museum trail, background information and classroom activities. Tel: 020 7620 0374.

Salisbury Museum's "2000 Years of Christianity in Wessex" runs until February 3. Tel: 01722 332151.

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