Explore places with First World War history

Visitors on the roof of the 'bomb ballistics' building at Orford Ness, Suffolk

Many of our places played a part during the First World War. For instance, Dunham Massey in Cheshire became a hospital for injured soldiers.

Take the children to one of the following places to learn what life was like from 1914 to 1918.

  • The Pembrokeshire Coast is littered with relics from both World Wars: from lookout stations, to submarine listening stations and small airfields
  • During World War I Orford Ness, in Suffolk, was used for military experiments. Visit the Bomb Ballistics building to see the displays and learn more about this mysterious site. You can also pick up kids’ quizzes when you buy your tickets. Please note that visitors are restricted to the main visitor route because of the risk of unexploded bombs.