As the nation turns its thoughts to remembering with the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice on 11th November 1918, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle will be hosting a number of events linked to their Remembrance 100 programme of exhibitions and events.
The newly opened Lest we Forget exhibition that runs until 25 November showcases the Museum’s own collections and archives looking at “Remembrance” in its broadest sense. The exhibition will focus on people and what they have done, our servicemen and women, the dead, those who have been injured, those who have served and came home, their families and all those affected by conflict and related events.
Running alongside the exhibition the Museum will hosts its first Family Research Day on Saturday 6 October. The drop in event is aimed at those thinking about researching their family tree but unsure about where to start. With advice and guidance from The Cumbria Archives Service, Cumbria Libraries, Cumbria Family History Society and the Museum’s volunteers the advice and information session will help those get started in tracing their ancestry.
On Friday 28 September the Museum will be opening its doors until 9pm and encouraging visitors to come along after work or after tea! There will be a licensed bar and a free bottle of the commemorative and limited edition beer for those over 18 years which has been brewed locally by the Carlisle Brewing Company especially for this centenary year.
Launching on 20 September is our Thursday Movie night. Kicking off with A Bridge Too Far, a film that commemorates the Battle of Arnhem and involved the 1st Battalion, the Border Regiment. Admission only £3.50 with a licensed bar open throughout the evening.
For further information regarding any of the events please see the website www.CumbriasMuseumofMilitaryLife.org