‘A fascinating…extraordinary exhibition’ The Sunday Telegraph
Remembering 1916 – Life on the Western Front is a major exhibition exploring a pivotal year of the First World War, through a unique series of personal stories; individual voices of ordinary people who led extraordinary lives.
Set in the stunning grounds of Whitgift School, Haling Park, South Croydon, step in to an unusual exhibition space that will surprise you, fill you with intrigue and leave you thinking about the lives we should never forget.
Awarded 5* by Londonist and described as ‘one of the best exhibitions of the year so far’, this is a professionally-executed, hard-hitting attraction, that is well worth the trip to Croydon.
For a limited time only, Remembering 1916 showcases a range of over 600 original objects; many of these items are rare and have not been on public display before. Read first-hand accounts from British, French and German servicemen and women, and uncover a fresh perspective on the battles of Verdun, Jutland and the Somme.
Carefully-crafted scenes will bring you an insight into what life was really like for those on the front line and back home; from re-constructed Edwardian-style rooms, to British and German trenches, and a bombed-out cellar at Verdun.
Remembering 1916 is not just for history buffs; there is something for everyone. Our younger visitors will enjoy Reynard, the cartoon fox, who will ‘guide’ you round the exhibits; art fanatics will enjoy contemporary work in a broad range of styles; and cream tea and cake lovers will enjoy the Edwardian Café.
Discounted and concessionary tickets available. For more information, please visit the links below.
Remembering 1916 – Life on the Western Front, 12 March – 31 August 2016, open daily 10am – 5pm (last entry 4:00pm)
Whitgift Exhibition Centre, South Croydon, CR2 6YT
For more information, please visit this website www.whitgift.co.uk
Telephone- +44 (0)20 8633 9902