The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will
be explored in this major new exhibition marking the centenary of the First
From the pre-war golden age of peace and prosperity visitors will be sent to the
recruitment office and travel via train to the horrors of the frontline - from rats to
foot rot, shell shock to gas warfare. Back home, daily life in Britain was
changing beyond recognition while around the world millions would die as
Europe's empires clashed in the first truly global conflict.
New technology and research will be combined with the museum’s extensive
military, costume and social history collections to tell the fascinating and often
moving stories of the Yorkshire people who lived and died during the war that
they said would end all wars.
The exhibition is the central part of a £1.7 million project at the museum, with
the majority of the funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
It is planned to open on June 28 – 100 years to the day that Archduke Franz
Ferdinand was assassinated, which then sparked a chain of events which led
to the outbreak of war.
DATES & TIMES
Until 28 Jun 19
09:30 - 17:00
ADDRESS & LOCATIONS
York Castle Museum
The Eye of York York North Yorkshire YO1 9RY
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