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Exhibition, Sat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017, £7.50-£9.50


1914: When the World Changed Forever

1914: When the World Changed Forever

New Exhibition at the York Castle Museum


The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War.

From the pre-war golden age of peace and prosperity visitors will be sent to the recruitment office and travel via train to the horrors of the frontline - from rats to foot rot, shell shock to gas warfare. Back home, daily life in Britain was changing beyond recognition while around the world millions would die as Europe's empires clashed in the first truly global conflict.

New technology and research will be combined with the museum’s extensive military, costume and social history collections to tell the fascinating and often moving stories of the Yorkshire people who lived and died during the war that they said would end all wars.

The exhibition is the central part of a £1.7 million project at the museum, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

It is planned to open on June 28 – 100 years to the day that Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, which then sparked a chain of events which led to the outbreak of war.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017 09:30 to 19:00


FREE entry for children under 16 and residents with a valid YORK CARD. Special promotion- Visit York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum with a £12 joint ticket

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 Jun - Thu 6 Jul 1914: When the World Changed Forever
Fri 25 Mar - Wed 25 Jan Shaping The Body
Wed 13 Nov - Sat 31 Dec The Sixties
Thu 7 Nov - Sat 31 Dec Toy Stories
Sat 26 Nov - Sat 24 Dec Victorian Christmas at the Castle
Wed 13 Nov - Sat 31 Dec York Castle Prison


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  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access


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