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Summer Holiday and Heritage Open Days

Exhibitions, talks, activity trails, living history reenactors, and the Big Summer Art Competition

This summer the Fusilier Museum Warwick is offering plenty to do for families, those with an interest in local history and the military history enthusiast.

  • The Big Summer Art Competition: young people are invited to draw soldiers through history which they add to a large painted landscape created by local artist Chris Tipping. At the end of the summer, drawing will be judged in three categories: 6 & under; 11 and under, 12 and above and prizes will be awarded.

  • World War One Lives Exhibition: A new temporary exhibition exploring the daily lives of soldiers and how they coped with war. Exhibits include original cartoons, actual food from the trenches and beautiful postcards. This exhibition is partly on display in the museum and also online linked through QR codes in the gallery.

  • WW1 Day, 12th August. There will be special displays on the infamous Gallipoli campaign, WW1 re-enactors, a talk by TV historian Peter Hart and a Gallipoli tour around Warwick.

  • Saturday, 9th September - Free admission for families. As part of Heritage Open Days, the museum is offering free admission to families on this one day only. There will be a special activity around creating cartoons inspired by World War 1 cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather.

  • Free talk: Animals in WW1, 2pm, 16th September - As part of Heritage Open Days, this is a special talk by Alan Reed on the extraordinary ways in which animals supported the armed forces in World War 1. This talk is free so please just turn up before 2pm.