Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Worcestershire World War 100

Funded through Heritage Lottery Fund, Worcestershire World War One Hundred is one the largest programme of events across England commemorating the First World War.

Involving cultural and heritage organisations County-wide, Worcestershire World War One Hundred will commemorate the role Worcestershire played in World War One and tell the stories of Worcestershire people, their involvement with and personal legacy from now until 2018 and beyond.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

Mon - Sun 8.30am - 10pm

Admission charges

Admission free.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Wall of Remembrance

  • 5 August 2014 — 11 November 2018 *on now

Alongside its regularly changing exhibition commemorating key battles for the Worcestershire Regiment throughout World War One, visitors to the Regimental Soldier Gallery at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum can visit the interactive wall of Remembrance commemorating the soldiers who lost their lives through the Great War.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Regimental Soldier Gallery at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 1DT
England

Website

http://www.whub.org.uk/cms/museums-worcestershire/city-art-gallery-and-museum/things-to-see-and-do/regimental-gallery.aspx

VAD Nurses at Hartlebury

A Happy Convalescence

  • 12 March 2016 — 31 March 2018 *on now

Discover the stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the frontlines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital in a new exhibition, A Happy Convalescence.

Piece together the journeys of the ill and injured from the battlefield to ‘Blighty’ and back again through patient’s drawings, poems and comments. Meet the determined Worcestershire women who nursed them back to health including the story of the Gibbons sisters, Margaret and Frances who organised, ran and nursed Hartlebury VAD Hospital from 1915 until the end of the war.

The exhibition features real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. Visitors are also able to experience an interactive VAD bed complete with the kinds of items you would find in a patient’s bedside table.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury
Worcestershire
DY11 7XZ
England

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

Website

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/site/index.php

Worcestershire World War One Hundred logo

Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

  • 12 March 2016 — 1 December 2018 *on now

Exhibition based on the County Museum’s role as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital during the First World War. Objects and documents from the county museum, the archives and the George Marshall Medical Museum will be on display to tell the story of this remarkable convalescent home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum
Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury
Kidderminster
DY117XZ
England

Admission

Ticket Price
Adults £5.00
Seniors (60+) £4.00
Children (5-16 years) £2.50
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £13

Website

http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/

Lloyds passbook belonging to Walter Bell.

Qatia and Oghratina - the aftermath

  • 21 March — 30 May 2016 *on now

The exhibition will cover events that took place on 23 April 1916 which saw the loss of 9 officers and 101 other ranks as well as the subsequent experiences of Yeoman who survived the Battle but were to become Prisoners of War.

Included in the exhibition are artefacts belonging to Major Walter Bell, donated to Worcestershire Yeomanry by Ann Cullis, Major Bell’s Great Granddaughter. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see Major Bell’s diaries and notebooks from his time as a Prisoner of War in Turkey as well as his Lloyds Bank passbook which was found on the battlefield in Qatia and eventually returned to him in Worcester after the war. Also on show are sketches of the battlefield as well as the diaries of Lt Arthur Holyoake on loan from the City Art Gallery and Museum’s collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire Soldier Gallery
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 1DT
England

Website

http://www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk/

Worcestershire World War One Hundred
Worcestershire Record Office
The Hive, Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 3PD
England

Website

ww1worcestershire.co.uk

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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