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Send a tip on a living museum in the UK for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Tell us about an immersive museum or historic site you’ve visited in the UK that brings the past to life. You might even inspire readers for half-term …

Villages recreated to show what life was like centuries ago; guides dressed in Roman, Tudor or Viking costumes; the chance to make crafts or food according to ancient techniques … We would love to hear about any museum or exhibition that transports visitors to another era.

Open-air museums, historic ships, Victorian schools and industrial or rural sites may all feature as long as they immerse visitors in the past. Please restrict your entries to the UK on this occasion.

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A backpacker’s guide to Uzbekistan: a one-month itinerary

Explore Silk Road heritage, deserts landscapes, Tashkent’s metro and the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in a country encouraging tourists with new, relaxed visa policies

From the blue-tiled mosques of Bukhara to the remote semi-autonomous region of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan offers ancient culture and ample opportunity for adventure. Highlights include riding Tashkent’s glitzy metro, admiring Silk Road-era architecture and strolling Samarkand’s backstreets. Add to this Uzbek hospitality, as warm as it is heartfelt, colourful festivals and the fact you’re following in the footsteps of the greatest travellers and conquerors in history and there are all the ingredients of a riveting trip. Getting into the country, and getting around it, is now much easier. There’s less bureaucratic hassle, plenty of excellent English-speaking guides, an expanding and efficient rail network and, crucially, the abolishment of visas for many European travellers. British passport holders can enter Uzbekistan for up to 30 days without a visa from 1 February.

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