100 years of remembrance: events from around Britain

Commemorate the centenary year of the end of the First World War with an event near you

Poppies Wave at IWM North

On 11 November 1918, Germany signed an armistice, signalling the end of the First World War.

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This year, events are taking place across the nation to commemorate the centenary.

Fields of Remembrance

Visit a Fields of Remembrance site where more than 120,000 tributes have been planted over six locations. The tributes, marked on poppies by members of the public, remember those who lost their lives in the Service of our country.

Remembrance crosses and poppies
Remembrance Day takes place on 11th November each year and services are held at national sites to remember those who died ©Getty

The Fields of Remembrance are taking pace at:

All the fields are open during daylight hours. On 11 November (Armistice Day), they can be very crowded.

Poppies Tour

Visit the ceramic poppies that captured the nation at The Tower of London in 2014 as part of the 14-18 NOW tour.

Poppies Wave at IWM North
Poppies Wave at IWM North ©Getty

See the poppies at Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester (until 25 November) and the Imperial War Museum London (until 18 November).

Beacons of Light

The beach at Branscombe
One of many beacons will be lit at Branscombe in Devon ©Getty

At 7pm on 11 November, 1,000 Beacons of Light will be lit on hills and headlands across the UK to honour 100 years of remembrance. Find out more, including how you can get involved.

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, West Sussex

Visit Worthing Museum & Art Gallery in West Sussex where mixed displays and a talk on Worthing during the war have been installed to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Discover how soldiers trained, histories of the Home Front and the effects of the war on the people of Worthing.

The National Army Museum, London

Poppies in a field
Poppies in a field ©Getty

Explore the National Army Museum throughout November and commemorate the end of the First World War with a number of events, including poppy making and rememebrance poetry.

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