In November 2018 we marked the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

At The Museum of Somerset we held an exhibition that was produced in partnership with students from West Somerset Community College. It ran from 10 November 2018 to 2 March 2019.

You can read more below about the impact of the First World War, and the Armistice, on Somerset people.


Somerset's Soldiers

Thousands of men left the county to fight on battlefields across the world

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Harry Patch - The Last Tommy

Harry Patch was the last surviving soldier of the First World War. Harry was born and lived in Somerset.

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Armistice Day

Personal Diaries

Read first-hand accounts of Armistice Day recorded in the diaries of soldiers

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Somerset Battalions

Were were they when the Armistice was declared?

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First World War Centenary

The South West Heritage Trust is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum. The Partnership is a network of organisations from across the world which have joined together to remember the war and help people to discover its significance. Visit the website