Commemorating the First World War

This event has now finished!

Click here to view the latest events

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Part of a four-year programme commemorating the First World War led by the Imperial War Museum this small changing display focuses on the First World War’s impact on the South West.

Until 27 November: Museum Activity 1914 to 1918

In this small display case, objects recall the activities at the museum during the First World War. New acquisitions, public talks and field trips, requisition of a museum building for a military hospital and the opening of St Nicholas Priory as an historic attraction are revealed using RAMM’s collections.

Tuesday 6 Dec to 17 May: Comforts for Soldiers

Queen Mary led a drive on the home front to knit warm woollen garments, ‘comforts’ for those on active service. Surviving garments are rare, and this small display showcases objects from the museum’s collection. Patterns and advertisements are shown alongside a part knitted pair of socks, as well as examples made from the original instructions.