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Opening of A Land Fit For Heroes

Opening of A Land Fit For Heroes

2 June 2014

Opening of A Land Fit For Heroes

A Land Fit For HeroesOn Friday evening we welcomed several hundred people to the private view/opening of our new changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918. Tristram Hunt MP opening speech

Guests first enjoyed an excerpt from Living History performance Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I which looks at life during World War I through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.

Museum Director Katy Archer welcomed everyone to the museum and then introduced the speakers.

Tiffany Hunt from HLF spoke of the investment and support given by HLF for the exhibition. Kay Carberry from the TUC and John Hannett from Usdaw also gave short speeches acknowledging the support from their respective Guests looking at A Land Fit For Heroesorganisations towards not only the new exhibition, but the museum as a whole.

Last, but by no means least, Katy introduced Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, historian, broadcaster and newspaper columnist. Tristram talked about the exhibition which offers a different perspective Young guests at the opening of A Land Fit For Heroesof WWI and mentioned some of his highlights from the exhibition. He then declared the exhibition officially open.

Find out more about A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918 which is on show at the museum until Sunday 1 February 2015.

The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.