York Army Museum News
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We will be closed until 1pm on Wednesday 31st July. We will be open as as usual in the afternoon.
DDAY 75 - we are privileged to be hosting Bomb Happy at the museum in June.
We're looking forward to being part of the national campaign to preserve memories of the First World War. Share objects and stories with us, so they can be preserved digitally as part of Lest We Forget.
If we mention the name Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the chances are you will remember him as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. But did you know that Conan Doyle campaigned to persuade the British Government to develop and improve helmets, body armour and shields for soldiers fighting in the trenches during WW1?
We're making some short videos of our volunteers' favourite objects - so you'll be able to see more of our collections even if you can't pop in to the museum.
We are please to announce our research and enquiry service has now re-opened after our Christmas closure, and our Collections Manager has written a handy guide for those of you wanting to find out about soldiers who served with our regiments.
We are pleased to announce the winning poems in the York Remembers poetry competition for children and young people.
Working with the award-winning Sound&Fury, we've turned the museum into a WW1 hospital and we invite you to enter the shell-shocked world of Harry, a WW1 soldier. [Admission is by ticket only, bookable from reception 01904 461010.]