10 ways to remember: events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, 1914-1918

10 ways to remember: events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, 1914-1918
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100: The Day Our World Changed

Mevagissey and Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall; Aug 3

From dawn until dusk, Wildworks theatre company will reflect on the day war was declared a century ago. The names of those who gave their lives will be called, and the stories of those who enlisted will be told. A field of poppies is being sown and event programmes will go on sale locally soon. Visit www.wildworks.biz. For more about Heligan, call 01726 845100 or visit www.heligan.com

First World War Galleries

Imperial War Museum, London; from July 19

The capital's museum has undergone major work in preparation for new galleries and exhibitions, opening soon. An impressive new atrium fronts 14 separate areas dedicated to the 1914-1918 conflict. An exhibition of wartime art also runs until next March. Entry free. Call 0207 416 5000 or visit www.iwm.org.uk

Duxford in the First World War Tour

IWM Duxford, Cambs; Jul 16, Aug 16, Sep 3 & 20

Many buildings dating back to the First World War are still an integral part of Duxford. Originally Temple Farm, the land was taken for the war effort and there are many airfield stories to be told. Begins at 11am and must be pre-booked. Adult £20.75, Conc £16.60, Child £3.25 (includes entry to all exhibitions). Call 01223 837267 or visit www.iwm.org.uk
 

Waddesdon at War

Waddesdon Manor, Bucks; until Oct 24

A French-style chateau, Waddesdon was built by the Rothschild family in the 19th Century. Find out more about those who went to war, as well as those who managed the Manor and Estate through the war years. The many personal letters and photographs truly bring the era to life. 12-4pm. Admission to whole property: Adult £16.20, Child £8.10. Call 01296 653226 or visit www.waddesdon.org.uk

The Terrys and the War

Goddards, North Yorkshire; until Jun 18

New displays throughout the Terrys' home show how both family life and the famous chocolate factory were affected by the war in Europe. Items from trench life and family memories complement extracts from letters and photographs. Open Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Call 01904 771930 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards

Revisiting Stamford Military Hospital

Dunham Massey, Cheshire; until 2016

This Georgian house, set in a deer park, was turned into a military hospital. Poignantly, the building has been returned to that state and will remain so for two years, mirroring its time in service from 1917-1919. Admission to whole property: Adult £11.20, Child £5.60. Hospital open Sat-Wed, 11am-5pm. Call 01619 411025 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey 

Bombs and Beasties Guided Walk

Orford Ness, Suffolk; May 17, Jun 21, Jul 12 & Aug 9

This once top-secret military test site now offers a five-mile guided tour with a ranger. Explore areas usually not open to the public and find out more about the experiments conducted on site, which influenced First World War tactics and beyond. 10am-4.30pm (meet from 9.30am). £21 non-members, £16 National Trust members. Booking essential. Call 01394 450900 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness

Last Post: Remembering the First World War

Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge, Shropshire; to Mar '15

Find out about the effects of the war on the Post Office, both the service and its people, in this intriguing exhibition. As one of the biggest businesses in the world, the company provided vital communication between the fighting and home fronts. Many played an often forgotten role behind the scenes, but are duly recognised here. 10am-5pm, entry free. Call 01952 433424 or visit www.ironbridge.co.uk

Wings over Stonehenge

Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire; May 21, Jun 28 & Jul 23

Take a relaxed walk through Larkhill, with a talk explaining how aviation developed here in the years preceding 1914. The early military airmen first flew the Bristol Boxkite here in 1910, plus you'll also see early hangars and landing sites. 10.30am-1pm. Adult £5, accompanied older children free, dogs on leads also welcome. Call 01980 664780 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stonehengelandscape 

First World War Exhibition and Racing To War

Spinnaker Tower & NMRN, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Visit this fascinating museum, recounting the work of the Royal Navy during the Great War (until Jan). The Spinnaker will host a collection of photographs of our soldiers (until May 25). 10am-6pm, Adult £9.95, Conc £7.95, Child £6.95. Call 0239 285 7520 or visit www.spinnakertower.co.uk. Museum entry £13 Adult, £12 Conc, £8 Child. Call 0239 272 7574 or www.nmrn.org.uk/hms