WWI centenary exhibition in Sheffield

Date Posted: 09/12/2013

A new exhibition at Museums Sheffield Weston Park opening on the 18th February will mark the World War One centenary, exploring the impact of the global conflict on the city and its effect on the lives of those in the region.

Sheffield & the First World War will run until 22nd February 2015, drawing on first-hand experiences of Sheffield’s people, both at home and at the front.

The exhibition will reveal their stories through over 150 objects, documents from the city’s collections and personal possessions, aiming to illustrate the local and personal impact of ‘the war to end all wars’.

Included in the displays will be ration books and registration cards, a soldier’s uniform and rifle, medals awarded for service and bravery, plus keepsakes created and bought by soldiers at the front.

Sheffield and the Great War

Sheffield was significantly affected by the Great War; a Zeppelin raid in September 1916 killed 28 people in their homes, and the city’s hospitals faced a continuous influx of wounded soldiers returning from the front line.

School trip information

School trip organisers planning a trip to Weston Park can book from a range of tours and workshops for their visit.

For further school trip information visit www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

School Travel Organiser's Guide