One month to go…..

The 2016 Plymouth History Festival starts in a month’s time and runs from Saturday 7 May to Sunday 5 June.

This year’s programme includes exhibitions and displays, special events, family activities, talks, walks and tours.

Exhibitions explore subjects such as the Blitz, Charles Darwin, the Battle of Jutland and the history of Plymouth’s sports and sporting personalities.

Walks take place all over the city enabling people to follow in the footsteps of famous figures such as the Parkers of Saltram and the Beatles as well as discover some of the lesser-known aspects of Plymouth‘s heritage.

Talks cover topics as diverse as Agnes Weston, Lawrence of Arabia, Boer War soldiers, historical mining landscapes and the 1970s. They are set to take place in venues as varied as the Plymouth Synagogue, St Andrew‘s Church, Ford Park Cemetery and the Athenaeum.

Special events include an Open Day at the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre, a Medieval Tournament in Plympton St Maurice and Local Studies Day at the Robbins Conference Centre, Plymouth University.

Families can enjoy arts and crafts activities, a children’s quiz and the chance to meet a costumed re-enactor dressed as a World War I nurse, and more.

Visit the pages on this website to find out more now!

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