This February is a packed month here at the museum, so check out this round up of all the events on at the Keep this February with information about how to get involved!
Who Captured the Colonel? Half Term fun at the Keep
11th-19th February- Included in price of admission
Join us this February half term for our brand new trail, Who Captured The Colonel? Join us for the biggest mystery in town, included in the price of admission!
Discover Your Military Object Sessions
20th February 10am-4:30pm- Free drop in sessions
Clearing out the house and discovered some old photographs? Have a family member’s medals but aren’t sure what they are or why they were awarded? Found a military uniform in the back of a wardrobe?
Come along to our Discover Your Military Object drop in sessions!
We’ve previously helped identify medals, decipher symbols on an embroidered belt, and work out stories hidden inside collections of documents, as well as identifying uniforms and cap badges in a number of photographs.
Bring your object to the museum during one of our drop in sessions, and we’ll do our best to tell you everything we can about it. If you’re not able to bring the object, feel free to bring photos, but please make sure that there as detailed and as high quality as possible!
These sessions are free, and it is not necessary to purchase an admission ticket to come to the drop in session.
Old Comrades Coffee Morning
22nd February, 9am-12:30pm, Free Admission
Come along to the Devonshire and Dorsets Old Comrades coffee morning!
The coffee morning is held in the Library at the Keep Military Museum. There’s no need to buy a ticket to the museum to attend- just let our front desk volunteers know you’re here for the coffee morning and they will direct you.
A raffle is also held during each Old Comrades coffee morning, with the proceeds kindly donated to the Keep Military Museum.
Wessex Military History Group February Meetings
23rd February via zoom, 24th of February in person at the Keep Military Museum- £5.00
The Wessex Military History Group meets via zoom and in person during the last week of every month. February’s online zoom talk is titled “Op BITING: The Bruneval Raid”, with the in person talk focusing on the Air War in Burma.
To buy tickets for the zoom talk, click here!
To purchase tickets for the in person talks, please contact the group’s organiser James Porter on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living History Saturday Sessions
25th February, 10am-4:30pm- Included in the price of admission
Join us on the 25th of February for our Living History Saturdays sessions at the Keep Military Museum!
We are thrilled to welcome members of the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment Living History Association and Devon Regiment Living History Association, who will be putting displays on throughout the museum galleries to bring military history to life, with uniforms, kit displays and more.