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Meet Tommy Atkins: First World War Soldier

Meet Tommy Atkins: First World War Soldier

Photograph of 'Tommy Atkins'

Are you interested in the First World War?

Have you ever wondered what a soldier wore, what he ate, how he lived, fought and died in the 'Great War for Civilisation'?

Then why not visit Portland Basin Museum on the following dates and try on the uniform he wore and handle the equipment that he carried.

Meet Tommy at Portland Basin Museum on Wednesdays during school holidays from 11am - 3pm.

Come along for the whole session or just drop in. It's free!

Please click here Link to External Website to view a short film (approximately 6 minutes) that gives you a taste of the life of a First World War Tommy. The clip may take up to 90 seconds to load.

  • Wednesday 6 April 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 11am - 3pm (Cancelled)
  • Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 11am - 3pm 
Photograph of 'Tommy Atkins' 'Tommy' with child 'Tommy Atkins' with a gas mask Photograph of 'Tommy Atkins'