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Building a greater understanding of war memorial heritage

War memorials are a unique aspect of our heritage, historical touchstones which remain relevant as names are added today. They provide a means of understanding both the sacrifices made by so many throughout history and the consequences of conflict. By engaging young people, tomorrow's war memorial custodians, with our war memorial heritage we can ensure it is preserved for future generations. Find out more »

Latest photos from our showcase

Supporting image for showcase 'Volunteer Police Cadets, Stockport Unit, Greater Manchester Police'
Year 4 pupil from Kings Avenue School researching names on local war memorials © War Memorials Trust, 2019
Year 4 pupils from Summerbank Primary School considering the number of war memorials in the UK © Martin Phillips, 2019
Year 5 and 6 pupils from Cockshutt CofE Primary School looking at Cockshutt war memorial with WMT Learning Officer © Martin Phillips, 2019
Year 5 pupils from Moorhouse Primary School carrying out condition survey at Milnrow war memorial, Rochdale © Moorhouse Primary School, 2019
33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Sea Scouts during session led by WMT LO c. D Eyles


War memorial lesson plans, resources and project ideas for primary schools.


Lesson plans, war memorial projects and assemblies for older children.

Youth Groups

Find out how to involve Scouts, Cadets and youth volunteers in their war memorial heritage.

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