Events and exhibitions in Wales to tie in with WWI studies

Date Posted: 18/04/2015

Teachers in Wales can take pupils to a number of World War One centenary events and exhibitions throughout the region this year.

Welsh schools looking for a trip to tie in with Key Stage 1 to 4 First World War studies can choose from a series of new exhibitions, events and projects across all of the National Museum Wales’ seven sites.

Highlights of the events and exhibitions programme

The National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon will show their exhibition Death at a Distance until October.

This exhibition explores the experience of the soldier in ancient and modern times through the development of artillery warfare across the ages.

In Big Pit National Coal Museum, the focus will be on the experience of ordinary miners recruited to the front line as expert tunnellers, in the exhibition When Dai became Tommy which runs from now until September.

July will see the launch of the St Fagans Castle trail, telling the story of the castle during the war and its use as a hospital for recuperating soldiers. 

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Pictured: Pupils from Michaelston Community College in Ely, Cardiff helping museum scientists harvesting poppy seeds in the urban meadow outside National Musuem Cardiff.

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