M Shed launch Moved by Conflict exhibition commemorating the centenary of WW1

Not at home sign 1Moved by Conflict, developed by Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, is a new exhibition that will open at M Shed this Autumn to mark the centenary of the First World War and forms a major part of the Bristol 2014 programme.

The First World War had a profound effect on Bristol and its people. Through hundreds of original objects and archives Moved by Conflict will explore the physical, social and personal changes made by war. People’s stories will reveal how local lives have been altered and changed forever by the turmoil of war.

In association with Bristol Old Vic, this moving and informative exhibition will take you from Bristol in the early 1900s and its position in the British Empire, through 1914-1918, to people in the city today affected by current global conflicts.

Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives is a partner in Bristol 2014, an extensive programme of activity marking the centenary of the start of the First World War in the City.

The exhibition, sponsored by Sanlum, is aimed at adults and children aged 10+ and will have a programme of public events running alongside the exhibition. School workshops and teaching resources will also be available.

The exhibition runs from 11th October 2014 until 1st March 2015. Tickets will be priced adults £3.95, concessions £2.95 and under 16s free. Visitors will be able to able to come back and see the exhibition again for free by keeping hold of their original ticket. There will also be free entry days on Wed 22 Oct, Tue 11 Nov, Wed 17 Dec, Wed 14 Jan and Wed 11 Feb.

For more information on Moved by Conflict, see bristolmuseums.org.uk

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