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Remembering 1916 Life On The Western Front - CLOSED

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Unexpectedly amazing

Although we were all quite knowledgable about WW1, we learnt so much from this visit about the... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
lisacb55
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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This is a must-see exhibition, extremely interesting and moving. The design and layout are both... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
338janetb
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Although we were all quite knowledgable about WW1, we learnt so much from this visit about the social and personal dimensions of the war. The Whitgift Exhibition Centre is a hidden gem on our doorstep. We were so pleased that the exhibition was extended.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a must-see exhibition, extremely interesting and moving. The design and layout are both excellent. Very professional, great to have something as good as this in Croydon.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Intersting and thought provoking exhibition showing many aspects of the Great War from all sides. Memories from old Whitgiftians were especially poingant.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

plenty to see to show the younger ones what are for fathers went through to keep our freedom alive for them to enjoy great exhibition

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

An extremely informative and thought provoking exhibition . Packs a tremendous amount of information and carefully chosen artefacts in to a thoughtfully planned and professionally presented display.

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Reviewed May 6, 2017

This would be a valid exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, it is an excellent small exhibit, with interesting displays from WWI.

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Really informative for all ages. My 7 year old loved the fox character that guided her round. Closes on Sunday 16th so get there this weekend.

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

What an excellent exhibition. I cannot imagine all the work and planning that went into putting it together. We spent far more time than expected. So much to see. I love the personal stories from the British, French and German perspectives! Its now free and...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Even friends of mine who have studied WW1 for years enthused about this exhibition. Said they saw stuff they had never seen before.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

A friend said to allow 2 hours, but we spent the whole afternoon (12-4:30pm, with a brief tea break!) and still didn't have a chance to read everything! Very professional set-up, with fantastic displays of period rooms and costumes, as well as accounts from diaries...More

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