In November 2018 we mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice. People across the county will come together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.

The Museum of Somerset will be open for Armistice Day on 11 November and visitors are invited to join us in observing two-minutes silence at 11.00 am. The Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘Faces of Conflict: Somerset and the First World War’ will be open. Artist Jon England will also be at the Museum giving visitors the opportunity to create a community artwork.

Further events are taking place throughout November to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

Exhibitions and Events

Faces of Conflict: Somerset and the First World War, 10 November - 2 March

A display of Victoria Crosses awarded to soldiers from Somerset during the First World War

Visit the Exhibition

The Last Battle: Endgame of the Western Front, 6 November

A talk with Imperial War Museum historian and best selling author Peter Hart

Book a Ticket

First World War Town Tours, 17 and 21 November

A walking tour of Taunton exploring its role in the First World War

Taunton War MemorialJoin a Tour


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.

Portrait of Harry PatchRead More

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


Banner image courtesy of Wells and Mendip Museum