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Royal Armouries Museum

Trench warfare

First World War
£5 per pupil

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.

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

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


90 minutes


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

Email address

Postal address

Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM-Teachers-Pack-2020-21-COVID-SAFE- (pdf, 330 KB)

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