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  • Lecture | In Their Own Words

    Wed, Jan. 9, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month awakens special emotions. No other day in the year is like it. Even a century on, it is marked in ever-greater solemnity with red poppies, tolling bells and somber remembrance.  One hundred years on, the men who could talk about the 1918 Armistice are gone. There are no survivors. Only the words they wrote allow... Read more…
  • Lecture | How to trace a Soldier

    Tue, Jan. 22, 2019 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    This is an introductory talk designed to help those who know little about how to trace their military ancestors and would like to find out more. It will focus upon the last 150 years but will also mention the preceding centuries and how to pursue information from those different eras. As well as highlighting major research resources it shall also share anecdotes about the rewards, perils... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer's Club | Roads and bridges

    Sat, Jan. 26, 2019 1:30pm — 4:00pm

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    Explore the early history of The Black Watch as we discover how General George Wade opened up the Highlands with his famous network of roads.  Follow in Wade’s footsteps as we have a go at making our own bridges and roads to cross some tricky terrain. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass| Ages 7-12 |... Read more…
  • Lecture | The First Battle of the Atlantic

    Wed, Feb. 6, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The First World War at sea lasted from the moment the first shot was fired until the last. Though a much focus was on the great battle of Jutland, more important was the struggle between German submarines and the Royal Navy over control of the Atlantic. This first Battle of the Atlantic represented the one battle that the Allies had to win if they were to triumph. It involved... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer’s Club | Medical Emergency

    Sat, Feb. 23, 2019 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    Discover the day to day life of an army medic and learn how to care for your comrades. Explore the army medic’s first aid bag and get hands on with wound care and bandages whilst investigating how to treat the injuries of battle. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer's polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass | Ages 7-12 | Reservation... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Paris Peace Conference and the Making of a New World Order

    Thu, Mar. 14, 2019 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    The Paris Peace Conference came at the end of what was seen at the time as the war to end all wars. It was dictated largely by Lloyd George (UK), Clemenceau (France), Woodrow Wilson (USA) and Vittoria Orlando (Italy). Germany was not permitted to take part but was required to sign the agreement.Some of the outcomes saw the League of Nations being founded from Wilson’s Fourteen Points... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer’s Club | Tastes from the Trenches

    Sat, Mar. 30, 2019 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    Explore the culinary delights, past and present, of a front line soldier. See how rations from years ago compare with those eaten by soldiers today and try some for yourself. We will then use our baking skills to make our very own trench cake to take home. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer's polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass |... Read more…
  • Museum Explorer’s Club | The Sound of Music

    Sat, Apr. 27, 2019 1:30pm — 3:30pm

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    Playing songs from home helped to raise soldier’s spirits when they were in lands far away. Let’s get our recorders out and learn how to play traditional tunes like Heilan Laddie and Highland Cradle Song. £5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer's polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required | 01738 638152 Our Museum Explorer's Club take... Read more…