Survival 101: Living in Tunisia’s Sahara Desert with Camels

Survival 101: Living in Tunisia’s Sahara Desert with Camels

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 | No Comments

David New, the episode director of  Inside the Bardo National Museum takes us behind the scenes to share what he learned on our shoot in Tunisia’s Sahara Desert.

Check out our behind the scenes video.

Not Hollywood: Gladiator Battle at El D’jem Amphitheatre

Not Hollywood: Gladiator Battle at El D’jem Amphitheatre

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 | No Comments

During a shoot for our episode Museum Secrets Inside the Bardo Museum, Tunisia, which premieres this week on HISTORY (Canada) we went to the famous ancient Roman amphitheatre at El D’jem, to create a scene with some fighters depicting a Gladiator battle the way it would have been in the early 3rd century AD.

Musketeer Mania: Actor Robert Myles tells us about his fascination

Musketeer Mania: Actor Robert Myles tells us about his fascination

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

We introduce you to Robert Myles, an actor with a curiosity about musketeers who had a chance to learn how Musketeers really lived on our upcoming episode at Chateau of Versailles.

In this video Robert practices his fencing skills at vaux-le-vicomte castle and explains the musketeer’s charm!

Simple Elegance: Discovering the real Marie Antoinette

Simple Elegance: Discovering the real Marie Antoinette

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | One Comment

Luxury, glamour and courtly high fashion… We often assume that Marie Antoinette desired a lavish lifestyle but as we learn from historian Lisa Hilton, this was not always the case. Watch this behind the scenes video as we give you a sneak peek into the answer that reveals who the real Marie Antoinette was.

Gorgeous Gardens: King Louis XIV and the magnificence of Versailles

Gorgeous Gardens: King Louis XIV and the magnificence of Versailles

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

Between 1673 – 1683, King Louis XIV commissioned work for a breathtaking garden to be built at Versailles. Join landscape architect Gabriel Wick as he walks us through the famous grounds and explains the importance of the Chateau gardens. Check out our behind the scenes video here; before you watch our episode Inside the Chateau of Versailles on April 25th on HISTORY (Canada)!

Inside Tour: A Mysterious Wine Cellar that Held the King’s Wine

Inside Tour: A Mysterious Wine Cellar that Held the King’s Wine

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

Champagne historian Alexandre Loire takes us inside a dark and historic wine warehouse where the King’s wine was once stored. Watch our behind the scenes video with Alexandre to learn how the King’s wine was protected and what people believed about wine. Was it ‘medicine’ that was good for your health? Find out in this video!

Then be sure to watch this episode of Museum Secrets: Inside the Chateau of Versailleson Thursday, April 25th at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY (Canada), to learn how champagne became the world’s favourite social lubricant.  

A French Feast: How did Louis XIV eat?

A French Feast: How did Louis XIV eat?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 | No Comments

What are the origins of traditional French cuisine? How did Louis XIV eat? Watch Gastronomy Professor Susan Taylor explain the history of French food and how people ate during the seventeenth century, in a French marketplace.

Be sure to watch our Chateau of Versailles episode on HISTORY (Canada) this Thursday April 25, at 9 PM ET/PT to learn more about the history of France, and our secret of champagne!

Museum Secrets Now on TV in Germany!

Museum Secrets Now on TV in Germany!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 | One Comment

This Spring, fans of Museum Secrets in Germany can watch episodes from Seasons 1 and 2!  Look for Museum Secrets as Eine Nacht im Museum in Germany. 

See broadcast schedule below. 

Director Interview: on ‘How we make history alive’

Director Interview: on ‘How we make history alive’

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 | No Comments

The director of our National Maritime Museums, London episode, Rebecca Snow, explains how we discover something new about museum objects through scientific testing. Watch her VIDEO interview on Rogers Television for a sneak peek of what’s coming up on her episode!

Lightning over London: Sailors, superstition and the open sea

Lightning over London: Sailors, superstition and the open sea

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 | No Comments

Lightning has fascinated people for centuries. We know what causes a lightning strike today, but what did people believe about lightning before the eighteenth century?