Museum of the Manchester Regiment
Free Evening Talks Programme 2013
For details of the Free Evening Talks being held at the Museum of the Manchester Regiment from May 8th 2013, please download the document from the right-hand panel.
Meet Tommy Atkins: First World War Soldier
Learn what he wore, what he ate and how e lived, fought and died in the 'Great War for Civilisation'. Try on the uniform he wore and handle the equipment he carried.
Time: 11am-3pm Wednesday 20th February 2013
More dates April to October 2013, download poster from right-hand panel
New Special Exhibition - The Home Guard
We know them as Dad’s Army - the Captain Mainwarings and Private Pikes who held parades in the local church hall. However, the Home Guard had a very serious side. It was established (as the Local Defence Volunteers) on May 14, 1940, when the Blitzkrieg was sweeping all before it in France and there was a genuine fear that Britain would be invaded.
During the Second World War, 1.5 million men aged 17 to 65 served in the Home Guard’s ranks. They were ineligible for military service, largely for being too young or too old, and they guarded coastal areas and other important sites such as airfields, factories and explosives stores.
It is the Home Guard units cap-badged to the Manchester Regiment who provide the theme for latest free exhibition at the award-winning Museum of the Manchester Regiment, at Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall. “The Home Guard”, which is open now (from January 2, 2013) highlights some of these men, who they were, where they came from, what they did and why.
Museums Galleries Scotland
Remembering Scotland at War
A pioneering online museum with a social networking area aimed at 'capturing memories' has been developed by Museums Galleries Scotland.
Remembering Scotland at War showcases and encourages personal accounts from civilians, younger and older veterans, and currently serving military of how conflict has affected them.
The project - led by Museums Galleries Scotland - features more than 200 exhibitions, interviews, photographs and footage spanning from WW2 to Afghanistan. Accounts include personal stories of individuals, families, local communities and even the impact on Scotland’s landscapes.
In addition to the online museum's exhibitions, there is an interactive social media area where personal memories can be exchanged. Here, anyone can create a profile to upload their own reminiscences, photographs and videos, discuss exhibitions and make comments. The museum is free, constantly evolving and fully interactive.
To explore the exhibition or to add a memory visit the museum at www.RememberingScotlandAtWar.org.uk
National Army Museum
Conflicts of Interest
The National Army Museum is hosting a new exhibition which explores the role of the British Army on the world stage.
From Northern Ireland to the Falklands, Iraq to Afghanistan, Conflicts of Interest explores more than three decades of conflict at home and abroad. The exhibition includes personal accounts alongside exclusive items from the Museum's collections.
The exhibition's "At Home" area is themed around some of the most pressing issues facing the military today - changing attitudes towards gender and sexuality, and the debates around equality. The section also looks at the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, crime and homelessness among veterans and the implications of the military covenant.
There's also Conflicting Opinions - an interactive space inviting contribution and comment. This area will be a forum for debate both within the exhibition and online, where there will be an opportunity to share opinions and take part in a poll on the conflicts depicted. Visitors will be invited - both online and within the Museum - to help to shape the exhibition.
The National Army Museum
Faces of Battle - Untold stories of suffering, heroism and hope
Unseen photography and footage of Britain's faceless war wounded will be displayed alongside contemporary uniform sculptures tracing their surgery, rehabilitation and recovery, at a groundbreaking new exhibition open now at the National Army Museum.
Lunchtime talks take place at 12.30 pm every Thursday, and many are followed by a book signing at in the Museum shop.
These events frequently sell out and purchase well in advance of the event is recommended. Book your tickets for Celebrity Lectures, Conferences and Study Days at the Museum Shop on 020 7730 0717 x2240.
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