• FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Unknown Warrior Family Day

Children with paper poppies at the Remembrance Wall in Society gallery
Explore the story of the Unknown Warrior in a special online event for families, delivered in collaboration with Westminster Abbey.

In 1920, the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. His grave served as a symbol of remembrance especially for those who had lost loved ones in the First World War. 

The original idea for this national memorial came from an Army chaplain called David Railton. Join us to explore his tale in an interactive Makaton storytelling workshop, and discover how one simple idea became a reality.
Then create your own unique wreath to honour the Unknown Warrior, or someone important in your life, just like the many wreaths that have been laid at this special grave in Westminster Abbey for 100 years.

This event is part of our events programme for the ‘Buried Among Kings’ exhibition.

Terms and conditions of ticket sales

Event format

This is a family event for children (aged 8+) and adults to attend together over Zoom. Please only book one ticket per family. 
After booking, a member of the Museum’s Learning Team will be in touch to confirm the name and ages of the children attending - this is for safeguarding purposes. On the day of the session, you will be sent a Zoom link allowing you to join, 30 minutes before the start. 
If you have any questions or queries, please contact a member of the Learning Team at learning@nam.ac.uk

About Westminster Abbey 

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches and the Coronation Church since 1066. Kings and queens are buried and remembered here, alongside authors, poets, scientists, musicians, dancers, actors, soldiers and politicians. Today the Abbey remains a working church, offering daily services as well as special services for celebrating the Commonwealth, recognising the military and marking global events.

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