Online WWI resource at Leeds museum

Date Posted: 09/07/2014

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is set to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One with exhibitions and events this autumn and beyond.

The museum will showcase the weapons and armour used in battle and tell the stories of those who fought on the Western Front, including on a new area of its website.

The museum’s programme will be rolled out across the period 2014-18, culminating in a commemoration of the Armistice.

Key projects for 2014-15 include the following:

A new exhibition, Bullets, Blades and Battle Bowlers will open in September. Through individual stories the exhibition will explore and explain how technological advancements helped catapult the world into the era of modern warfare. 

As part of the Remembrance programme for 2014, a photographic exhibition of war veterans by photographer Brian David Stevens will go on display from November to February.

The launch of a new online resource, Explore the Weapons of the First World War Online - will coincide with the centenary commemorations, with extra content added regularly.

The first instalment online will focus on the personal arms of World War One.

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Pictured: Curator Jonathan Ferguson test fires a Vickers Mk.II belt fed machine gun (XXIV.8841) at the National Firearms Centre, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.


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