Great War Remembrance at Eton

Pick up a free entry map from Brewhouse Yard and follow the trail for a unique chance to see the art, memorials and treasured objects through which Eton College remembers the fallen of the Great War. Among the stops on the trail will be:

  • The Verey Gallery – Special viewing of the temporary exhibition In Memoriam: Great War Remembrance at Eton. Exhibits include the manuscript ‘Libro d’oro’ recording the service of Etonians; a tapestry woven at William Morris’s Merton Abbey Works; a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer; an exquisite tray by the 18th century silversmith Paul de Lamerie; a cabinet of natural history specimens; and inscribed copies of first editions of books about the war
  • Museum of Eton Life – A display on Etonian prisoners of war
  • The Millington-Drake Gallery – Seven Halts on the Somme, a series of paintings by Hughie O’Donoghue RA inspired by Eton’s archive of WWI letters and maps
  • Memorial sculptures and plaques around the college buildings
  • Art activities for visitors aged 9 and over

Eton Museum of Antiquities and the Eton Natural History Museum will also both be open between 2.30pm and 5pm.

 

Image: The Last Post: Peace celebrations in School Yard, 1919, watercolour by Sidney Evans

Venue: Brewhouse Yard, Eton College (located at the end of Baldwins Shore, off Eton High Street)

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Ticket Price: Free