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Details of East Riding Museums Somme "offer" below, for anyone living in / visiting Beverley this summer. Our general enquiries number is 01482 392780


Remembering the Somme: An exhibition at the Treasure House, Beverley

Saturday, 25 June to Saturday, 10 September

This exhibition gives an overview of the battle and considers how it is remembered one hundred years on. A series of events complement the exhibition:-

Remembering the Somme Open Evening

Tuesday, 28 June – 5.30 - 7.30pm First Floor Exhibition Space

Come along and find out more about the exhibition by meeting the volunteers, curators and archivists involved. Refreshments will be provided.

Talk – Andy Robertshaw on the film The Battle of the Somme

Saturday, 23 July – 2pm Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley

In autumn 1916 the film The Battle of the Somme was a blockbuster and was watched by around half the population of Britain. In this event, which will include a screening of the original film, historian Andy Robertshaw will bring unique insights into how the film was made and the events it documents.

Tickets £5 adult, £3 under 16s

Book at www.eastriding.gov.uk/events or call (01482) 392699 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm)

Battle of the Somme Family Day

Saturday, 30 July – 10am to 3pm Education Room

Drop in to the Treasure House and take part in interactive demonstrations with historian Andy Robertshaw. There will be objects to handle, uniforms to try on and craft activities to enjoy.

Drop in FREE

Talk – From Sewerby to the Somme: A Servant’s Tale

Tuesday, 6 September – 6.30pm Education Room

Robert Chester from Sewerby Hall and Gardens will explore the life of Bridlington butler John Howson Graham who fought on the Somme. John’s personal story will be explored within the wider context of military strategies and artillery on the Western Front.

Tickets £5

Book at www.eastriding.gov.uk/events or call (01482) 392699 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm)

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