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First World War Family Memorial Day

Join us to go back to 1918 for a day to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. Activities will include costumed interpretation, object handling and crafts.

There will also be a showing of ‘The Window’ by Paul Nolan. For more information, please see our events listings.


Living Interpretation: Meet our First World War Soldiers

10am – 4pm


Suitable for all

Interact with our costumed interpreters as they delve into the history of WW1 and bring our collections to life with facts and stories.


Poppy Installation

10am – 4pm


Suitable for all

Help us to build up a poppy installation in our Covered Court by adding to our collective display and have the opportunity to leave your own message of remembrance too.


Lanterns of Remembrance

10am – 3:30pm

£2 per child

Suitable for age 3+, but all are welcome

Craft a beautiful glowing lantern in honour of those who have been involved in conflict, both past and present.


Treasured Tales; Women's Lives in Coventry During the First World War

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Suitable for age 14+, but all are welcome

Visit Coventry Archives for the book launch and talk by author Cathy Hunt as she looks at the experiences of women in Coventry between 1914 and 1918. Here she covers the great range of work that women were involved in, from munitions production and public services to nursing, welfare and policing.

Have a look at some of our WW1 archives from the collection, and ask our archivists about to discover your own family history and possible links to those who lived through WW1. 

Booking Required | £5 | Tickets Available here SOLD OUT


Forgotten Soldiers Indian Dance Performance

1pm – 2pm


Suitable for all

United in their mission to support the Allies’ war effort, more than a million Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Gurkhas fought on many fronts, earning over 9,200 decorations, including 11 Victoria Crosses. More than 74,000 sacrificed their lives.

Dancer Lakshmi Shrinivasan will be performing traditional dances and sharing the true story of the soldiers .There will be an interactive dance for peace, world friendship and harmony involving the audience members.

We hope you will join us for this special commemorative performance.

Created & performed be Annapurna Indian Dance Company.


Lest We Forget

10am – 4:00pm


Suitable for all

Lest We Forget is a community exhibition of creative response to research around the stories of the home front, Passchendaele and the local WW1 effort in Coventry, funded by the Heritage Lotery Fund.

Free |Drop-In (Some activities may be charged for)

Activities will take place at varying times throughout the day. 

Suitable for age 3+, but all are welcome. 

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