Military Memorabilia Roadshow
We're holding a free to enter, Military Memorabilia Roadshow on Saturday 12 August.
We are opening our doors to members of the public who would like to learn more about the exploits of their relatives who have served in the Army.
Our collections manager, Hannah, explains:
“We would like people to bring in documents, photographs, medals, or parts of uniform belonging to relatives who have served in the British Army. The idea is that we can try to help identify them and tell the owners more about the items, the regiments or battalions they belong to. If you’ve got any general questions about the Army, especially our local regiments, or you know that one of your relatives served in the Army and you want to know where to go to find more information, why not come along and we’ll try and help you”.
On hand to answer questions and provide expert advice from 11:00 to 14:00, will be the York Army Museum team as well as experts from The National Army Museum, The Green Howards Museum, Leeds Armouries and Explore York Archives.
Lending a personal perspective to the event will be the York-based Normandy veterans and veterans from our county Regiments, who will all be on hand to chat to visitors.
The museum will be free to enter and the doors will open at 10:00. Outside there will be a display by the East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group, the Haworth Home Guard WR28, and the Minster FM gazebo with free goody bags and activities for children.