FROM the Cut-throat Celts to the Blitzed Brits, two thousand years of horrible British history are being brought to life during the summer holidays.

The Horrible Histories Funfair of Fearis based on the books of best-selling County Durham author Terry Deary.

The exhibition runs until September 9 at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery in Durham.

The exhibition includes all the favourites from Mr Deary's books and among the attractions are a coconut shy with the heads of Henry VIII's wives and a midget marionette Queen Victoria.

Mr Deary will be at the DLI every Saturday with his Terry Deary Roadshow, featuring jokes, songs, poems and role plays. A special Deadly Durham booklet, has been produced to guide people to places in the city where deadly deeds have occurred.

Blue Badge tour guides will give tours, based on the booklet, starting from the main door of Durham Cathedral each Sunday throughout August at 2pm.