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Trench Warfare

Man in khaki uniform and tin helmet holding a pistol

Moved by the powerful legacy of the War To End All Wars, your students will discover how the kit, equipment and weaponry of the First World War soldier created and was influenced by industrial-scale siege warfare.

See our Trench Warfare Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

KS3, KS4

Workshop Content

Students will explore what it was like to treat the wounded during one of the most intense conflicts in modern history.

Students will re-live the experience of local recruits as they are put through their paces by the fearsome Corporal Gibbs in an interactive, hands-on military drill session.

Finish the day with a bang via a live gun fire demonstration over the Leeds canal – subject to staff availability; please enquire upon booking.

Curriculum links

History (Challenges to Britain from 1901, First World War, Historical Enquiry)

Gallery links

Horses with armour and men wearing armour in a museum gallery
The War Gallery

War Gallery

(First World War/ Bullets, Blades and Battle Bowlers)

Explore how the history of warfare has changed from the early days of hand-to-hand combat to today’s technology-based warfare, including our new display on the Second World War.

Visit the War Gallery

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2023-24 (pdf, 764 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.

Booking Information

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team 
Royal Armouries Museum 
LS10 1LT 
United Kingdom