20th century

Rosh Hashanna: hoping for a sweet new year

When most people think of September, thoughts of crisp autumn days and children returning to school come to mind. However, for Jews around the world, the beginning of autumn is also the time of the Jewish New Year (or Rosh Hashanna in Hebrew) – this year celebrated from September 18-20.

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Being pampered by the pool: spas and wellness resorts in the 20th Century

Explore the healing effects of fresh spring water, mud baths and saunas throughout the 20th Century.

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neon signs on a building in a snowy city

Neon nights: how advertising signs lit up the city

Neon lighting’s distinctive glow has been brightening cities across Europe and the world all through the 20th century. Neon signs and lighting animate city centres, evoking both a modern, urban world, both futuristic and nostalgic.

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