WWI Commemoration Weekend

Come to The Tall Ship at Riverside on the centenary weekend of WW1 to experience, explore and commemorate life onboard a ship and at home during the time of war.

WWI Commemoration Weekend

About WWI Commemoration Weekend

All activities will be free and include...

Live WW1 style music and songs.

Shadow puppetry storytelling sessions with Dan Serridge Storyteller

A talk on the Lusitania disaster (Saturday Only) with Alan Blackwood, a leading expert on the Lusitania and Ex 3rd Officer on the RMS Queen Elizabeth. *Spaces are limited please pre-book for this session.

A WW1 costumed nurse who will show you how to roll bandages and describe her experiences in her make-shift ship hospital.

Learn about rationing and recipes from Margaret, the WW1 housewife at her dinner table.

Play shuffleboard on the deck with Albert Bestic.

Make a poppy and place it on our commemorative poppy net.

Pop-up exhibition.

Guided tours.

Meet a costumed WW1 Army Officer.

Look at original WW1 objects from The Tall Ship's collection which are not usually on public display, including a Lusitania medal.

Make a medal craft with Lizzie Robinson.

WW1 Morse Code demonstrations from retired Radio Officers.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for WWI Commemoration Weekend are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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