First World War centenary
We are commemorating the lives of those who were there on the battlefield and on the home front, and sharing their stories with you.
Stories from our places
This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.
We care for around 170 war memorials (about 70 from the First World War) and our places have connections to another 130 through family members, staff or other historical connections. We care for their memorials as we would for the most precious items in our collections.
We’re working with visual artist and poet Alec Finlay at a number of our places with links to the First World War.
‘There were our own, there were the others’ will feature an art installation with contemporary and recent poetry as well as walking and poppy-seeding events.
Join the conversation
In 1914, Dunham Massey, the stately home of the Grey family, was transformed into Stamford Military Hospital, caring for wounded soldiers from all over the British empire. One humdred years later, the house has turned back the clock, using hands-on displays and actors performing scenes based on real events to really show what it was like for the patients and nurses who stayed there.