Last updated: 6 November 2014
In partnership with Step Short and Folkestone Town Council
Discover the journey undertaken by millions of men during the First World War as they left their civilian lives to take up arms and answer their country’s call.
Explore the crucial role Folkestone played as a refuge for the thousands of Belgians who fled the German war machine. Their plight touched the British nation and prompted many men to join the war effort.
This fascinating exhibition draws on the rich Collection of the National Army Museum along with local artefacts and stories to explore how Folkestone became a gateway between Britain and the rest of Europe.
27 November 2014, 12.30pm
A talk by Rob Fleming
22 November 2014
10.00am - midday
The National Army Museum will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions for people seeking support in their First World War research queries or with items of First World War militaria they would like identified.
21 February 2015, 28 February 2015, 7 March 2015, 14 March 2015
10.00am - midday
An interactive workshop allowing people to learn the skills required to care for and maintain their family heirlooms. From the packing and storing of photographic albums to tips on cleaning medals, the National Army Museum team will be able to answer a range of conservations questions. Availability for these sessions is limited and therefore pre-booking is essential.
11 April 2015, 10.00am-4.00pm
Discover more about the impact of Folkestone during the early months of the First World War in this family-friendly event. Meet soldiers wounded from the front and those returning on leave as they cross paths with Kitchener’s volunteers on their way to France.
|Address||The Town Hall
1-2 Guildhall Street
|Bookings||For event bookings contact Rebecca McCutcheon on 01303 257946 or email@example.com|