WW1 Events

2014

Location Museum Event Dates
Alnwick Royal Regiment of Fusiliers WW1 commemorative exhibition 2014 - 2016
Arborfield REME Museum of Technology The Arborfield Remount Depot 17 Mar - 31 Aug
Arborfield REME Museum of Technology "Horse Drawn War": First World War Commemoration Day 4th Aug
Arborfield REME Museum of Technology Talk: The Blue Cross and Animals of the First World War 11th Jun
Arborfield REME Museum of Technology Talk: Making Warhorse The Movie 23rd Jul
Arborfield REME Museum of Technology Talk: Cavalry Chargers to Beasts of Burden: Horses and War in History 13th Aug
Aldershot Army Medical Services "Inglorious War" Medical Services in the First World War 1st Aug - 2017
Ashton-u-Lyne Manchester Regiment Exhibition: The Men Behind the Medals (With a talk on 1 May) Until 7 Jun
Ashton-u-Lyne Manchester Regiment Exhibition: The Manchesters Go to War 12 Jun - 13 Dec
Berwick King's Own Scottish Borderers Impact of the Great War on the local community 25 Aug - Mar 2016
Basingstoke Sainsbury gallery Artists Rifles Exhibition: From Pre-Raphaelites to Passchendaele 5 Jul - 27 Sep
Bodmin Cornwall's Regimental Museum The Old Contemptibles From 4th Aug
Bovington Tank Museum Warhorse to Horsepower Apr-18
Bovington Tank Museum Major event to mark the outbreak of war 4th August
Bury Royal Regiment of Fusiliers No Known Grave 1 Aug - Apr 2015
Caernarfon Royal Welch Fusiliers Tommy at Caernarfon Castle re-enactment event (Fri/Sat/Sun) Jul - Sep
Caernarfon Royal Welch Fusiliers Re-enactment living history event 9 - 10 Aug
Cardiff Firing Line National Army Museum Travelling Exhibition TBC
Chatham Royal Engineers "Outbreak to Christmas Truce" exhibition with National Army Museum Jul - Dec
Chatham Royal Engineers Kitchener's Army - Re-enactment event 2 - 3 Aug
Chatham Royal Engineers Film screening "oh What a Lovely War" with Professor Mark Connolley 23-Aug
Chatham Royal Engineers "For the Fallen & Time Bleeds" ACE & HLF funded film project Current
Chatham Royal Engineers Christmas Truce & Home Front: special event with lectures Christmas
Doncaster King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Conscription; prisoners of war  
Eastbourne Redoubt Museum Edmund Blunden Exhibition 14 Jun - 16 Nov
Eastbourne Redoubt Museum Commemoration of the outbreak of war 4th Aug
Eastbourne Redoubt Museum Remember the Great War: Concert 12/14 Sep
Eastbourne Redoubt Museum Lecture: First World War in 100 objects by Professor Peter Doyle 4th Oct
Eastbourne Redoubt Museum Lecture: A Tolerating of Mysteries by Peter Barton 1st Nov
Edinburgh Royal Scots Museum The Royal Scots in WW1 - a virtual exhibition Until 1919
Gosport Gosport Discovery Centre Artists Rifles Exhibition: From Pre-Raphaelites to Passchendaele 4 Oct - 27 Dec
Guildford Surrey Infantry Museum Surrey's infantry regiments at Mons, the Marne, Aisne and Ypres. From 1st June
Halifax Bankfield - Duke of Wellington's Regt WW1 Gallery 2014 - 2018
Isle of Man Manx Aviation & Military Museum "14-18 The Island's Role in a Global Conflict 2014 - 2018
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment War! 1914: Lancaster and the King's Own Go to War. 21 Jun - 18 Oct
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment "Meet the Soldier" event to mark the day of the assassination 28-Jun
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment "Meet the Soldier" event" 1st Battalion deploy overseas 23rd Aug
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment Battle of Le Cateau 26th Aug
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment Recruits Flock to Join 5th Battalion KORR 4 - 5 Sep
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment 100th Anniversary of Church Service for the New Volunteers 6th Sep
Leeds Royal Armouries King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Commemoration: Battle of Le Cateau 21-Aug
Leicester Royal Leicestershire Regiment The Outbreak of War and Major Battles in 2015 26 Jul - 12 Apr 2015
London Guards Museum Guards in the First World War Jan - Jan 2015
London Royal Regiment of Fusiliers "Outbreak 1914" in association with the National Army Museum 4 - 31 Aug
London Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Mons/Mondemont (1st Battle of the Marne) 5 Sep - 31 Dec
Luton Wardown Park Great War Stories 2 Aug - 12 Dec
Maidstone Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt Great War Activity Programme 24 May - 7 Sep
Nottingham The Castle - Sherwood Foresters Regt Trent to Trenches 26 Jul - 16 Nov
Perth Black Watch Museum Artist in the Archive May - Sep
Preston Museum of Lancashire "Outbreak 2014" in association with the National Army Museum From 5 Jul
Preston Lancashire Infantry Museum Opening of The Somme Room 23rd Aug
Salisbury The Wardrobe - The Rifles Mobilisation and the War in Belgium and France Feb - Dec
Salisbury The Wardrobe - The Rifles A View of the Great War - Art Exhibition by local students 1st Aug
Shrewsbury Shropshire Regiments Museum The Rush to Colours - Enlistment in Shropshire  
Southampton City Art Gallery Artists Rifles Exhibition: From Pre-Raphaelites to Passchendaele 4 Apr - 28 Jun
Thoresby Park Queen's Royal Lancers & Notts Yeo Key Battles: a five year exhibition changing to reflect regimental involvement From 14 Aug
Warwick Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Warwickshire at War: The Start - Christmas 1924 and early years of WW1 From 21 Jul
Warwick Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Living history event features the Birmingham Pals and medical units. 9th Aug
Warwick Royal Regiment of Fusiliers "Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it", relating to Capt Bairnsfather 11 Aug - 13 Sep
Warwick Royal Regiment of Fusiliers "The man who won the war?" Capt Bruce Bairnsfather - a talk by Tonie Holt 13th Sep
Welshpool Powysland Museum WW1 and Montgomeryshire Sep - Dec
Winchester Royal Hampshire Regiment Serle's House Field of Remembrance & Memorial Garden 1 Aug - mid Sep
Winchester Royal Green Jackets A Call to Arms 1 Aug - 15 Sep
Winchester Gurkha Museum The Western Front 1914-15 2 Aug - 7 Sep
Worcester Mercian Regiment (Worcestershire) Commemoration of Battle of Gheluvelt 31-Oct

2015

Location Museum Event Dates
Barnstaple Museum of Barnstaple and N Devon Royal Devon Yeomanry - Gallipoli Autumn
Buckingham Buckingham Military Museum Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars - Gallipoli  
Bury Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Gallipoli: "Six Victory Crosses before Breakfast" Throughout 2015
Caernarfon Royal Welch Fusiliers War poets readings TBC
Chatham Royal Engineers Christmas Truce & Home Front: special event with lectures Christmas
Doncaster King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Mock up training, trenches and conscription  
Edinburgh Royal Scots Museum The Royal Scots in WW1 - a virtual exhibition Until 1919
Hever Castle Kent & Sharpshooters Yeomanry Gallipoli - To coincide with opening of the new museum "The Tent in the Park" From Jul
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment 1st/5th KORR - first Territorial Force battalion to deploy overseas 14th Feb
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment Major actions involving 1st/5th KORR April TBC
Lancaster King's Own Royal Regiment 1st/4th Battalion KORR deploy overseas 3rd May
Leicester Royal Leicestershire Regiment Major Battles in 2015 2014 - 12 Apr
Perth Black Watch Museum Joseph Gray - Fighter-writer and artist From Feb
Perth Black Watch Museum The Battle of Loos Oct - Jan 2016
Richmond Green Howards Museum Soldier and Son: The First Battle of Ypres 1914 From Apr 2015
Salisbury The Wardrobe - The Rifles The Dardanelles and the Battle of Loos Feb - Dec
Shrewsbury Shropshire Regiments Museum KSLI and Ypres and the Salonika Campaign  
Welshpool Powysland Museum Lusitania Medal and other War Propaganda TBC
Winchester Gurkha Museum The Gurkhas at Gallipoli Autumn

2016

Location Museum Event Dates
Bodmin Cornwall's Regimental Museum The Somme From 1st Jul
Bovington Tank Museum Major event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Flers 17th Sep
Buckingham Buckingham Military Museum Pozieres and Fromelles - The Buckinghamshire Battalions  
Bury Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Missing of The Somme 1 Jul - Jul 2017
Doncaster King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry The Somme  
Edinburgh Royal Scots Museum The Royal Scots in WW1 - a virtual exhibition Until 1919
Leicester Royal Leicestershire Regiment The Somme and Major Battles 1916/17 25 Jun - 2 Jan 2017
Maidstone Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt The Somme From 1st July
Perth Black Watch Museum Next of Kin Oct - Jan 2017
Salisbury The Wardrobe - The Rifles The Somme Feb - Dec
Shrewsbury Shropshire Regiments Museum The Somme  
Warwick Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Warwickshire at War: The Somme 16 Jul - Dec
Welshpool Powysland Museum WW1 - The Campaigns  
Winchester Gurkha Museum The Gurkhas at the Suez Canal 1915 - 1916 Aug - Sep

2017

Location Museum Event Dates
Buckingham Buckingham Military Museum Palestine - Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars  
Cambrai   Tank Museum event to the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai 25th Nov
Doncaster King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Passchendaele  
Edinburgh Royal Scots Museum The Royal Scots in WW1 - a virtual exhibition Until 1919
Perth Black Watch Museum Joseph Lee: Poet, artist and soldier. Feb - May
Salisbury The Wardrobe - The Rifles The Middle East and Palestine Feb - Dec
Shrewsbury Shropshire Regiments Museum Arras and Cambrai (KSLI); Palestine (Yeomanry); Western Front (RHA)  
Welshpool Powysland Museum WW1 and The Home Front From Feb
Winchester Gurkha Museum The Gurkhas in Palestine Aug - Sep

2018

Location Museum Event Dates
Bodmin Cornwall's regimental Museum On the Ropes and then Advance to Victory From Mar 21st
Bovington Tank Museum Major event to mark the end of the war 11th Nov
Buckingham Buckingham Military Museum The Asiago - 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion  
Bury Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Sweethearts and Letters July
Edinburgh Royal Scots Museum The Royal Scots in WW1 - a virtual exhibition Until 1919
Leicester Royal Leicestershire Regiment Major Battles and the Armistice 5 May - 18 Nov
Perth Black Watch Museum WW1 "From the Trenches" - letters, sketches, diaries and maps From Jun
Salisbury The Wardrobe - the Rifles The German Offensive; Victory; the Cost and the Aftermath From Feb
Shrewsbury Shropshire Regiments Museum German Spring Offensive. Palestine (Yeomanry) Western Front (RHA)  
Welshpool Powysland Museum The War to end all Wars and Local Collections  
Winchester Gurkha Museum The Gurkhas in Mesopotamia Aug - Sep