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
On 11 November 1918, Germany signed an armistice, signalling the end of the First World War.
This year, events are taking place across the nation to commemorate the centenary.
- History of Scapa Flow: what happened, why it was important and where to see the remains
- Visit a British battlefield
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.
The Fields of Remembrance are taking pace at:
- Westminster Abbey, London
- National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
- Cardiff, South Wales
- Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Gateshead,near Newcastle, North East England
All the fields are open during daylight hours. On 11 November (Armistice Day), they can be very crowded.
Visit the ceramic poppies that captured the nation at The Tower of London in 2014 as part of the 14-18 NOW tour.
Beacons of Light
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
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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