POISON GASES AND EXPLOSIVE MOLECULES

Explore the chemistry of explosives with our molecular model making

MILITARY ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

A medical display staffed by experts to show a range of real and replica items related to the Western Front.

PERISCOPES

Avoid getting shot by looking at a real WWI periscope and making your own periscope to take home.

RUBBER BAND GUNS

Using the elasticity of rubber to explain the basic principles of gunfire

THE ITCHES!

View the scourge of the common soldier on the battlefield through microscopes, lice, fleas and mosquitoes!

UNDERGROUND TUNNEL

For the young adventurers – experience what it was like to work through tunnels mined under the Front itself!

WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION

Ask the Western Front Association (WFA) experts who will be able to source any relatives army records and print out memorial scrolls.

 

EXPERT TALK: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS IN THE GREAT WAR

11am This talk looks at the lives of over a hundred writers, of all nationalities, who were directly involved in the war, and shows how varied their experiences were: not just fighting, but acting as doctors, ambulance drivers, nurses, spies and propagandists.

EXPERT TALK: ARNOLD BENNETT AT THE FRONT – WWI

2pm In June 1915 Arnold Bennett spent three weeks touring the Western Front in France and Belgium and published his book “Over There” based on his experiences. Together with archive images and film this talk will illustrate a personal account of the Great War through the eyes of the acclaimed author.

ASK THE EXPERTS

Staffed by WWI experts who will be pleased to identify and discuss any contemporary WWI items visitors bring along.

 

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