'The Danger Tree' augmented reality experience

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1 November 2019 - 5 January 2020

The Danger Tree

Immerse yourself in personal stories from the First World War with this captivating display of oil paintings and augmented reality.

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Explore Remembrance stories

The Cenotaph in Whitehall, 1919

Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped they would soon go home. But demobilising so many troops was a huge task. How best to mark the Allied victory and commemorate the fallen also became subjects for debate.

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Scottish poppy

Scottish poppy blooms again

This Scottish poppy, currently on display in Society gallery, dates from the early days of the Poppy Appeal.

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A raiding party in a trench, 1916

First World War

The First World War was the first truly global conflict. It cost the lives of over ten million soldiers worldwide.

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A soldier en route to Sicily, 1943

Second World War

The Second World War took place between 1939 and 1945 and was the bloodiest conflict in human history.

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Explore Remembrance events

Tribute Ink
Exhibition

31 January - 17 April 2020

FREE

Tribute Ink

CANCELLED: Explore the tattoos worn by members of the Armed Forces community and the powerful stories of identity, comradeship, bravery and sacrifice they represent.

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The Great War and India
Talk

3 April 2020, 11.30am

FREE

The Great War and India

CANCELLED: Historian George Morton-Jack explores the forgotten personal stories of Indian and British soldiers who fought together during the First World War.

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VE Day 75: Wartime Weekend
Exhibition

8 - 9 May 2020, 10.00am

FREE

VE Day 75: Wartime Weekend

CANCELLED: Celebrate 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. Be transported back in time with our Victory Street, military music, and topical talks.

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How Germany Remembers
Talk

22 May 2020, 11.30am

FREE

How Germany Remembers

CANCELLED: Join Angela Findlay as she discusses Germany's unique process of remembrance following the Second World War, with a focus on the 'counter memorial' movement.

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The Forgotten War Remembered: British Memories of the Korean War
Talk

12 June 2020, 11.30am

FREE

The Forgotten War Remembered: British Memories of the Korean War

CANCELLED: On the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, Dr Grace Huxford explores the unique culture of remembrance that surrounds it.

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Tiny Troopers: Poppies
Workshop

22 June 2020

£5.00

Tiny Troopers: Poppies

CANCELLED: Bring your little ones to our toddlers’ sessions, perfect for ages 2 to 4.

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Poppies to remember?
Primary workshop

1 - 30 July 2020

FREE

Poppies to remember?

Discover some of the stories of Remembrance held by the Museum, the evolution of the poppy as a symbol, and how it is used today.

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Explore Remembrance learning resources

Remembrance
Trail

KS1 (Age 5 to 7)

Remembrance

Follow this gallery trail to find out how and why people remember those who have served in wars.

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Take a view on society's relationship with the army
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Take a view on society's relationship with the army

Explore society's opinions of the army, its operations and the soldiers who serve in it, and how and why society's attitudes fluctuate.

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