A Tommie’s story: The Battle of Passchendaele

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A Tommie’s story: The Battle of Passchendaele

A multi-sensory object handling workshop and touch tour

To celebrate the NAM’s recent opening, come join us for a multisensory object handling workshop and touch tour. To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele, the NAM will be opening its handling collection, objects that have been gathering dust will now see the light!

Come try on a uniform, imagine yourself stomping through the trenches, listen to soldier songs, join in? And boost morale! Let us not forget the ration tins, have a quick sniff and imagine your staple diet of beef. Yikes! Read a letter from your sweetheart from back home!

Why not march through the soldier gallery, and consider whether you could be a soldier? The gallery explores what was required to serve as a soldier. From being a recruit to returning home. It addresses soldiers’ experiences through their own words and often unexpected personal objects.

Engage, heighten your senses and do not forget to have fun!

The programme is devised by the National Army Museum’s outreach curatorial department for visitors who are visually impaired.

We may ask visitors who take part in these activities to share their experience and tell us about the way that they have engaged with the programme and with the military museum. We will use this in our documentation and evaluation of the event.

If you wish you to receive information on the evaluation of the event or if you have any complaints, please contact the director of the programme jenny_sarwar@hotmail.co.uk

This event is designed and programmed by the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT, 020 7730 0717

For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Jenny Zainab Sarwar, jenny_sarwar@hotmail.co.uk

Places are limited.

Box Office jenny_sarwar@hotmail.co.uk

Venue

National Army Museum

Royal Hospital RoadChelseaLondonSW3 4HT
020 7730 0717 Visit venue website