Today is Remembrance Sunday and the Imperial War Museum in London is offering free admission to the museum for all and hope that people will take the opportunity to visit it as the museum remembers members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in active service. At 11am, a two-minute silence will was observed across the museum, starting and finishing with a museum-wide whistle blast.
At 12.30pm, they will be holding a traditional service of Remembrance in the Conservation Hall in AirSpace, with standard bearers from the Royal British Legion, Airborne Forces and local ATC cadets. IWM Duxford’s partner organisations will lay wreaths in honour of the fallen.
The museum will be giving families the opportunity to learn about remembrance together with hands-on activities throughout the museum. Visitors can make poppies and either wear them with pride or attach them to large pictorial friezes. You can also add your own personal messages of remembrance and attach them to various friezes.
There will also be the opportunity to meet veterans and chat to them about their wartime experiences. Other exhibitions and evens are listed below.
There is also a fantastic exhibition of Modern British art by 20th century masters on the top floor of the museum.
Architecture of War
Dates between 29 July 2013 and 5 May 2014
Through IWM’s art collection, Architecture of War presents artists’ responses to the impact of warfare on landscape and environments.
• Horrible Histories®: Spies
Dates between 29 July 2013 and 4 January 2015
Horrible Histories®: Spies brings the horrible history of Second World War spies and their secret schemes to life, based on Terry Deary’s book from the bestselling Horrible Histor
• War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan
Dates between 10 September 2013 and 27 April 2014
War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan explores the stories of the men and women who supply, support and maintain front line troops in Afghanistan.
• IWM Contemporary: Mike Moore and Lee Craker
Dates between 24 October 2013 and 5 January 2014
This new photography exhibition contrasts the works of two pioneering photographers, presenting two striking perspectives of Iraq from 1991-2011.
• Donovan Wylie: Vision as Power
Dates between 24 October 2013 and 21 April 2014
This new exhibition presents the photographs of Donovan Wylie.
• Remembrance Sunday Peace Lecture
10 November 2013
• Ceremony of Remembrance
10 November 2013 and 11 November 2013