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Armed Forces Day

Running: From: 28 Jun 2014 To: 28 Jun 2014

Venue: Reading Museum & Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

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Join us for a special open day at Reading Museum centred on the Reading at War exhibition and to mark the centenary of the First World War. See below for a whole range of family friendly events.

For Valour: The Victoria Cross Story

Michael Naxton, curator of the Lord Ashcroft Gallery (housing the world’s largest collection of VC medals), will give an illustrated talk with extraordinary tales of the highest military award for gallantry.

Adults, 2pm
Donations welcome, booking advised (0118 937 3400)

Poetry Please

The poet Paul Lyass will be running a drop in workshop for adults and children of all ages to explore First World War poetry. A chance to hear the poetry produced during the project and to write some of your own.

Ages 7+, 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
Free, drop in

Make and Take: Poppies and Flags

This activity will now take place at our stall in the Forbury Gardens rather than in the Museum

Create your own remembrance poppy to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. You can also make miniature Belgian flags which were sold as favours to raise money in the First World War.

Families, Half-hour sessions 10.30 – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Free, pay on the day, drop in

Second World War Schoolroom Experience

To mark our exhibition Reading at War, we will be running a special wartime version of our unique schoolroom experience.

Ages 5+, 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm
£1 per person, drop in (35 places max per session)

Date updated: 27 Jun 2014

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