Discover the museum's collection of creative works
In our new exhibition Creativity from Conflict you can discover a range of creative works from the collections of The Royal Dragoon Guards and The Royal Yorkshire Regiment
Soldiers created art for a range of reasons: accurate reconnaissance mapping, a way of passing the time during long periods of enforced inactivity, as memorial, as a way of dealing with the trauma of war and for physical therapy. In our collections you will discover sketches, watercolours, carvings, embroidery and poetry, as well as examples of trench art.
Trench art refers to objects made from castaway items of military conflicts going back to at least the early 1800s, including items produced by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians. These objects serve as memorials of the soldiers and wars in which they were created, forming a unique window into the past.
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