The First World War had a profound effect on Bristol and its people. Through hundreds of original objects and archives Moved by Conflict explores the physical, social and personal changes made by war.
In association with Bristol Old Vic, people’s stories reveal how local lives have been altered by the turmoil of war. This moving and informative exhibition will take you from Bristol in the early 1900s and its position in the British Empire, through 1914–1918, to people in the city today affected by current global conflicts.
The exhibition is aimed at adults and children aged 10+.
Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives is a partner in Bristol 2014, an extensive programme of activity marking the centenary of the start of the First World War in the City.
Find out more about curator led tours of the exhibition, and events to help you with your own family history research.
- Bristol’s White City 11 October 2014 – 27 February 2015
- Moved by Conflict talks: 28 October 2014 – 21 February 2015
- Research your First World War ancestors: 25 October 2014 – 28 February 2015
- Silent film double bill to mark the First World War: 12 February 2015
- Black and Asian perspectives on the First World War: 14 February 2015
Schools and teaching resources
We’ve developed a new workshop, Lives Changed Forever – Bristol & the First World War, in partnership with Show of Strength Theatre Company. Suitable for Year 6-11, the workshop explores the impact of the First World War on people’s lives in the city and is available until March 2015. See the M Shed Learning section or contact us for further details and to book.
FREE Key Stage 3 Workshop Day: On 12 February 2015 we’re running a free day of activity-based workshops for KS3 students accompanied by their teachers, which will examine some of the ways in which peoples’ lives were changed: Picturing the War (life & work of Paul Nash); In their own words (private correspondence and diaries); Judging Conscience (Conscientious Objectors). Read more and book your place.
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If you’ve visited the exhibition, tell us what you thought of it – fill out our five minute survey.
With thanks to
Exhibition Sponsor: Sanlam