War Stories: Voices from the First World War

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, WW1 Exhibition,  War Stories,12 July 2014 to 1 March 2015

Temporary Exhibition galleries, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Free admission

Exhibition now closed

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition brings to life the wartime experiences of 13 individuals whose intensely personal memories and extraordinary stories reveal the impact of war.

The diverse voices of individuals reveal both familiar and surprising stories of a war that profoundly changed British society. See the war through the eyes of a young girl born in 1914, an Indian soldier wounded on the Western Front and taken to hospital in the Royal Pavilion, soldiers from Brighton, including a Brighton & Hove Albion footballer, nurses and a gardener who was imprisoned for his pacifist beliefs.

Personal letters, diaries, art, photography, costume, film and memorabilia evoke the love, excitement, fear, bravery, grief, loss and longing that touched the lives of millions of people.

Reflections on our personal and collective acts of remembrance and commemoration explore the continuing impact of war on our lives.

Exhibits in War Stories exhibition


Logo for 100 Great War 14-18 project

Co financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by INTERREG IV A 2Seas programme.


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