Remembrance Day is coming up and is an opportunity to remember all those who have died protecting the freedom of our country. It is always marked on 11 November, with a two-minute silence at 11am to mark the end of the first world war.
But aside from attending one of the many Remembrance Day services, how else can you mark the occasion this year?
One option is to visit some of London’s war museums. While many of them are hosting special exhibits in honour of Remembrance Day, the Evening Standard points out that it’s also a good opportunity to learn more about the wars that the UK has been involved in.
The newspaper has picked out some of the top museums to visit if you’d like to learn more. Top of the list is the Imperial War Museum, which is home to exhibits chronicling how warfare has changed since World War I.
Also on the list is the HMS Belfast – a former warship that saw action during the second world war. It’s now permanently moored on the banks of the Thames and offers a fascinating insight into life onboard a World War II warship.
The National Army Museum is another fascinating place to spend a day. This establishment doesn’t just look at one conflict, it explores the roles of different regiments across the decades and centuries.
Of course it’s not only London where you can explore this side of British history. The Edinburgh News reported that there will be a special World War I exhibit at Liberton Kirk church. It will only be on display for two Saturdays in November, as well as on Remembrance Sunday.
For temporary events such as this, you may want to arrange display case hire to showcase the items in the most effective and secure way possible.