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First World War Centenary Activities 2 & 3 August

Published on: 21st July 2014

As part of the museum's rolling calendar of events to commemorate the First World War and the construction of our First World War in the Air exhibition we will be holding two very special viewing days where members of the public will be able to see original documents from 1914 on 2 and 3 of August.

Members of the public viewing original documents from our Archives

These sessions will be free and intimate with capacity for 12 at each. Our expert archive team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the First World War or any of the letters, photographs, memoirs, log-books and manuals on display on our Boardroom. 

Session timings are 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Admittance is by ticket only which may be booked ,here.


Ross Mahoney, the Museum's Aviation Historian


Also On 2 and 3 August 2014, Ross Mahoney, the Royal Air Force Museum's resident Aviation Historian, will explore the evolution of military aviation in the decade prior to the outbreak of the First World War, the debates around its use as well as the scope and affect that air power played during the opening months of the war.  Each lecture will take place at 1pm on both of the days and admission to this event is free of charge.
To book your ticket to hear Ross speak, please do so here.  

Whilst Sonia Caller our resident storyteller will be holding special storytelling sessions for the whole family. Each session has a First World War theme and will include activities as well as fantastic and engaging stories. 

Sonia Caller, telling stories in our Art Gallery

No need to book, just come along and join in!
Session timings
Outside picnic area (weather dependent) at 11am and 2pm (this activity will be held in the Bomber Hall if the weather is poor)
Art Gallery on the first floor at 12pm and 3pm

This activity is free... and don't forget that we have our Biggles and Chums art exhibition also on display.

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