‘Wiltshire at War’ Exhibitions on display at Bradford on Avon Museum, 5th – 26th August 2017

‘The Call to Arms’ & ‘Wiltshire Does Its Bit’ Exhibitions

Bradford on Avon Museum

5th – 26th August 2017

Using archive documents, letters, and images the first exhibit tells the fascinating stories of men in Wiltshire called to arms in the early months of the First World War, while the second paints a richly evocative picture of how the ordinary people of Wiltshire responded to the war effort at home.

James Bird poses in his service uniform. The newly-worn tunic is ill-fitting and still stiff. © Rifles Museum


The exhibitions include information panels and an interactive video display of stories, and are the first and second of five Wiltshire at War exhibitions, which are part of Wiltshire County’s multi-year remembrance of the First World War. Stories have been gathered from all across Wiltshire to create these fascinating displays.

The museum will also be displaying a range of fascinating WW1 artefacts to accompany the exhibition, including medals and medallions plus some archive photographs of the Red Cross Hospital at Avoncliffe which celebrates its centenary this year.

Do bring the family along to check out this fabulous, free exhibition!


Venue Details:

Bradford on Avon Museum, Bridge Street, BA15 1BY
Tel: 01225 863280 or 01225 868127

Opening Hours (for the library area, where exhibition is situated): 

Monday – 10.00am to 7.00pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 9.30am to 5.00pm
Thursday – 9.30am to 7.00pm
Friday – 9.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.30am to 4.00pm
Sunday – 2pm to 4pm

Please see the museum website for separate opening hours here.

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The Wiltshire at War exhibitions will be touring around Wiltshire until 2019.

Make sure to keep up with events and exhibition locations at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/event and www.twitter.com/wiltshireatwar.

If you would be interested in donating content, or hosting an exhibit, please get in touch at hello@wiltshireatwar.org.uk.

You can read a wide variety of stories about the effect of the First World War on Wiltshire at www.wiltshireatwar.org.uk/story.


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