War & Conflict

From your local regimental military museum and national collections to forts, redoubts, bunkers and historic battlefields, Britain's military heritage is rich and varied. Explore it all here with Culture24 museum news, exhibition reviews, features, military museum events, websites and more...

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Last two airworthy Lancaster bombers cancel appearances after Durham engine shutdown

Vera - the Canadian Mynarski Memorial Lancaster bomber - has had to halt her British tour after performing a precautionary engine shutdown.

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National Archives piece together the records of 140,000 First World War officers

Nearly 140,000 surviving paper records of Officers who served in the First World War, including Rudyard Kipling's son Jack and future Prime Minister Clement Atlee, have been made available at the National Archives.

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Lancaster bombers head to IWM Duxford for reunion with Flying Fortress

The Canadian and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster bombers will be at The Duxford Air Show with a B-17 Flying Fortress on Sunday September 14.

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Nelson Museum fights to restore WWI flag commemorating sinking of HMS Monmouth

The Nelson Museum in Monmouth is looking for help to fund the conservation of an important First World War artefact – a flag commemorating the sinking of HMS Monmouth in 1914.

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Liverpool Pals memorial to be unveiled at Liverpool Lime Street for First World War Centenary

The sacrifice of the Pals Battalions of Liverpool is to be marked with a new memorial at Liverpool Lime Street station designed by local sculptor Tom Murphy.

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Newark braces itself for "blockbuster" English Civil War live action app

A new app will tell the dramatic story of the English Civil War in Newark as part of Newark's new £5.4m National Civil War Centre, which is due to open early next year.

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Richard III skeleton reveals his prodigious alcohol consumption and rich diet

New forensic research on the skeleton of Richard III has revealed his enormous intake of alcohol and rich food.

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Curator's Choice: Hannah Agass looks through the diary of World War I nurse Veronica Nisbet

Hannah Agass, of the Museum of the Order of St John, on the moving testimonial of a St John Ambulance nurse who volunteered to save soldiers' lives during the First World War.

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National Portrait Gallery puts young Roald Dahl RAF portrait on show for the first time

A rarely-seen Matthew Smith portrait of Roald Dahl when he was a young RAF officer during the Second World War has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Last two airworthy Lancaster bombers begin UK flying tour at Eastbourne Airshow

A Canadian Lancaster bomber is taking part in a six-week tour of the UK with the Lancaster of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Royal Mint issues £20 coin in symbol of sadness honouring First World War troops

Depicting Britannia watching over troops leaving for France a century ago, sculptor John Bergahl's coin is on the second £20 coin to be created by The Royal Mint.

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Trent to Trenches exhibition tells people's story of the First World War in Nottinghamshire

Trent to Trenches, the county-wide programme for the centenary of the First World War in Nottinghamshire, opens its major exhibition at Nottingham Castle.

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National Museum Cardiff on the art of a First World War propaganda campaign

National Museum Cardiff reveals the entire series of 66 prints from the portfolio, The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals commissioned by the British government in 1917.

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Poignant archive of local men who fought in the First World War digitised by Manx Museum

Kept by the local vicar, the First World War archive of men from the local parish of Douglas has been digitised and published online by Manx Museum.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery reveals the painting that inspired Wilfred Owen

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is about to launch a new exhibition called Remembering the Great War for the First World Centenary - with a little seen painting admired by Wilfred Owen.

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