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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 27 May 2015 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 3 June 2015 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 5 August 2015 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 12 August 2015 at 11am - 3pm (Cancelled)
  • Wednesday 19 August 2015 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 11am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 11am - 3pm 
Photograph of 'Tommy Atkins' 'Tommy' with child 'Tommy Atkins' with a gas mask Photograph of 'Tommy Atkins'


Page last updated: 10 August 2015