First World War Centenary

For King and Country

New exhibition and events commemorating the region’s wartime contribution and experiences. Bankfield Museum, Halifax, in 2014.


The impact of the war on daily life, attitudes to war, changing roles, fundraising and commemorations.


Experiences from local soldiers, sailors and nurses, to families, war workers and conscientious objectors.


The region’s contribution to the war, changes in industry and technological developments.


Key events, battles, equipment and uniforms of the war, wartime propaganda and communications.


Opening August 2014 at Bankfield Museum admission is free, open during usual Museum hours


From August 2014 there will be a series of events including talks, tours, evening performances, live music, film showings and seminar days. More details to follow in May 2014

Please note the exhibition and some events will be on the upper floor of the museum. Please contact us in advance to discuss access on 01422 352334

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