Salisbury and The Great War: drop-in

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 11:00 to 15:00

Booking: No booking required.

Free. Does not include admission to the rest of the museum nor to the Whistler exhibition.

Do you have a family story to tell about the First World War? Perhaps you have photos or letters revealing what life was like in Wiltshire during the Great War. If so, we want to hear from you.

To mark next year’s centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Salisbury Museum is putting on a three month exhibition opening in October 2014. It will chart the progress of the war from the point of view of people on the Home Front in Salisbury and surrounding villages and military camps.

It will explore how families and communities at home were affected by the war and reflect Wiltshire’s central role in preparing tens of thousands of soldiers for battle.

If you think you can help us with objects for our exhibition then come along to Salisbury Museum on Saturday, 14 September between 11am and 3pm where you can meet exhibition curator Kim Chittick and learning & outreach officer Ruth Butler.

We want to hear about the nurses, land army girls and the men who stayed in their jobs. While the generation that fought the ‘war to end all wars’ may have gone, their stories can still be told through diaries, letters, photos and mementos.

If you are willing to loan items for the exhibition then please bring them with you. Alternatively bring a photograph of the object if it is large or bulky.

Please do NOT bring firearms or munitions. If you have any such items we can advise on safe handling or disposal.