Posts Tagged With: first world war

The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is one of those major London museums that I’d never managed to find time for until a recent trip to the Old Vic found me a quick 10 minutes walk away. Founded during the First World War in 1917 I was impressed by the range and detail of items on display both from the site of war and at the home front and the interactive nature of many of the displays.

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Nottingham Castle: Trent to Trenches Exhibition 2014

I visited the Trent to Trenches Exhibition at Nottingham Castle in November, just before it was to come to a close. I’d already heard many good things about it, and thankfully this was borne out on my visit. In the centenary year of the start of the First World War, the exhibition focuses on the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire at home and in the trenches during that time.

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Tower of London: Poppy Display

Much has, quite rightly, been written about the poppy artwork currently on display at the Tower of London. On my most recent trip to the capital (back in August), I made a detour to ensure that I could see them for myself, and it felt fitting that I should wait to post about it until today.

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