Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

This exhibition runs from Wed, 29th Jun 2016 to Mon, 15th Jan 2018. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

  • Fri, 20th Jan 2017
  • Sat, 21st Jan 2017
  • Sun, 22nd Jan 2017
  • Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
  • Tue, 24th Jan 2017
All Day Event

Cost: Free of Charge


On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, British forces sustained 57,000 casualties, creating a medical emergency of unprecedented scale and severity.

This exhibition commemorates the centenary of this momentous battle and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care will draw on the Science Museum’s extensive First World War medical collections as well as the words of the wounded and those who cared for them to explore the remarkable medical responses and innovations catalysed by this conflict.

Beyond the battlefields, the exhibition will also focus on the longer-term impact of the war on the soldiers who were left physically and mentally affected, and show how the medical lessons learnt still carry relevance today.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Science Museum,

Exhibition Road, London, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

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