A member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in a graveyard at Etaples, France, 1918

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7 November 2018, 6.00pm

Centenary Remembrance Late

Join us to reflect on the culture of Remembrance as we mark the centenary of the Armistice. Connect, create and commemorate in this evening of discussion, music, poetry, and crafts.

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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

Poppies to remember?
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 23 July 2019

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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Poppy-making family crafts
Workshop

6 October 2018

FREE

Poppy-making family crafts

Mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by making a 3D poppy and adding it to our growing Remembrance garden.

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Poppy-making family crafts
Workshop

21 October 2018

FREE

Poppy-making family crafts

Mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by making a paper poppy and adding it to our growing Remembrance garden.

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Poppy-making family crafts
Workshop

28 October 2018

FREE

Poppy-making family crafts

Mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by making a paper poppy and adding it to our growing Remembrance garden.

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Remembrance poetry workshop
Secondary workshop

29 October 2018 - 30 November 2018

FREE

Remembrance poetry workshop

Join our poet-in-residence to develop your poetic vocabulary and powers of description taking inspiration from our First World War handling collection and archive.

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Remembrance poetry workshop
Primary workshop

29 October 2018 - 30 November 2018

FREE

Remembrance poetry workshop

Join our poet-in-residence to develop your poetic vocabulary and powers of description taking inspiration from our First World War handling collection and archive.

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The King's Pilgrimage
Talk

2 November 2018, 11.30am

FREE

The King's Pilgrimage: A visit to war graves in Belgium and France

Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes discusses King George V's trip to the battlefields of northern Europe to visit the war graves of the fallen.

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Poppy-making family crafts
Workshop

3 November 2018

FREE

Poppy-making family crafts

Mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by making a sequin poppy and adding it to our growing Remembrance garden.

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Centenary Remembrance Late
Late

7 November 2018, 6.00pm

FREE

Centenary Remembrance Late

Join us to reflect on the culture of Remembrance as we mark the centenary of the Armistice. Connect, create and commemorate in this evening of discussion, music, poetry and crafts.

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Poppy-making family crafts
Workshop

10 November 2018

FREE

Poppy-making family crafts

Mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by making a 3D poppy and adding it to our growing Remembrance garden.

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Sunday MASSive: Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
Performance

11 November 2018, 7.30pm

£30.00

Sunday MASSive: Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius

The GAFA Arts Collective presents a series of choral concerts to mark the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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A Century of Remembrance
Conference

17 November 2018, 9.30am

£12.50

A Century of Remembrance

Join us for a conference on how the First World War has been remembered over the past 100 years. Hear from an international panel of experts and learn more about how and why we remember.

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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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