[C]umbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle was celebrating today after receiving a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting 2018 programme of events and activities with the theme of remembrance:
The programme of events includes two exhibitions. The museum will embark on its first Open Art Exhibition from May to September and from early September will open the “Lest We Forget” exhibition featuring the museum’s own collections.
Jules Wooding, Learning and Access Officer at the Museum said: “This year our focus is Remembrance, why we remember and what Remembrance means to us. The Museum wants people to understand more about the origins of Remembrance, how this changed 100 years ago and look at Remembrance today.
“Veterans, local residents, families and school children will engage with the Remembrance message through the creative process, with the museum providing a platform to display their work publicly. We will host an exhibition to explore in more detail the act of remembering which will link with the centenary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918. It is important that we mark this event whilst encouraging people to engage in the act of remembering – not just in November, but all year round.”
On 10 February the Museum and The Castle will be hosting a Volunteering Drop In Day between 11am-3pm. Staff from both venues will be on hand to chat about the exciting opportunities that are on offer this year including Front of House/meet and greet roles, research, event support and volunteering opportunities for young people aged 15-19 years to support events and activities throughout the year.
Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle is located in the heart of the historic quarter in Carlisle within the walls of magnificent Carlisle Castle. The Museum tells the story of the County’s Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present.
The Border Regiment was formed in 1881 with the amalgamation of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment and the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment.