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Mercian Regiment coming to museum

Posted onPosted on 30th May

The Museum of the Mercian Regiment, usually located at Nottingham Castle, has found a temporary home in Mansfield Museum.

The Mercian (formerly the Sherwood Foresters) memorabilia, on tour while the castle is being redeveloped, will be in Mansfield from 9th June until 24th November.

As well as the attraction of the collection itself — Remembering WW1 – Museum Of The Mercian Regiment on Tour — there will be several special events, including meet a soldier, a peace picnic and activities for young and old.

Events linked to the exhibition include:

Friday, 13th July, 10am-2pm: Was Your Grandfather A Soldier? The free event gives people a chance to find out if a member of their family was in the Mercian Regiment with Mercian curator and archivist Jennifer Bookman.

Wednesday, 8th August, 10am-2pm: WW1 And Remembrance. A free event (suitable for children), led by Jennifer Bookman, that explores the first world war and how it is remembered.

Thursday, 20th September 11am-noon: Meet The Curator, Another free event that gives visitors a chance to learn more about the Mercian Regiment and the first world war.

Friday, 2nd November, 10am-2pm: Peace Picnic. Visitors can take along their own picnic to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war. As well as the picnic, people can make poppies to decorate the Mercian exhibition and meet a soldier.

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