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Review of World War One Remembrance Centre

World War One Remembrance Centre
Ranked #46 of 116 things to do in Portsmouth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: (Do check tellthemradio for up-to-date opening times) The centre is an independent museum run by a small team of dedicated volunteers. They do not receive regular funding and monies raised by admission charges pays for the rent within the Fort and the purchase of new items to support the huge and varied educational work carried out by promoting remembrance through education and commemoration to ensure the young never forget the sacrifices made by past generations during the period 1914 to 1920. The centre features display rooms with masses of real artefacts from WW1 and some reproduction items together with a walk through trench system with sound effects and lights, memorial area and lecture rooms for schools and other groups. Charles Haskell the Curator provides very informative narrative timelines to visitors which makes this such an interesting attraction. Housed within a grade 1 listed building (Fort Widley) and access by stairs which is not suitable for wheelchair access of those with mobility issues.
Southam, United Kingdom
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“World War One exhibition, Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This exhibition is excellent, it helps people remember all those from our communities, this country and across the world who were caught up in the courageous but tragic events of the First World War.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank 488Ann
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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“A very moving museum to pay remembrance and tribute to those fallen in the Great War 1914-1918.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Situated on the high ground overlooking Portsmouth harbour, Fort Widley was built to rebuff any French invasion that never came in the end. Inside the fort is a very moving timeline tribute to the fallen starting with Pre- Titanic , going through to the Great War and explaining how it all came about . All the staff are very informative and helpful in explaining any enquires. Pictures ,stories and poignant letters from soldiers away in France, Belgium ,etc. Interesting artefacts on display all eagerly presented by enthusiastic members of staff to the centre .Get a feel of what it was like in the trenches being constantly bombarded by shell-fire and the numerous rats scattering around. Well worth a visit!

Visited November 2013
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