WW1 Exhibitions, Conferences, Lectures & Commemorative Events

Wreaths laid during a commemorative ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium.

This page provides links to pages on this website for selected listings of a variety of events taking place on the old Western Front battlefields of 1914-1918, WW1 related public events taking place in the United Kingdom. Events being organized to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War 2014-2018 are listed by country where known, and useful websites geared up to give events listings on a larger scale are offered too.

Do you have any Great War related events?

Send us an email to webmaster@greatwar.co.uk giving us the date, location, contact details and description of your event.

Events on the WW1 Battlefields of the Western Front

Buglers of the Last Post Association play “Last Post” at a daily ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, Belgium.
Buglers of the Last Post Association.

A variety of events take place on the battlefields of the Western Front. The daily playing of Last Post at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres (Ieper), Belgium, has become a prominent focus of Remembrance for visitors to the Ypres Salient. Dependent on dates and anniversary years, official and private events may be open to the public to attend for the commemoration of battle anniversaries, unveiling of new or refurbished memorials, the opening of a new cemetery, exhibitions and lectures.

See our relevant pages for further details about What's On on the battlefields:

Ypres Salient Events

Artois and French Flanders Events

Somme Events

WW1 Related Events in the United Kingdom

Royal British Legion Remembrance Poppy Wreath

A number of regular events take place each year in the form of Acts of Remembrance, exhibitions, plays, lectures and so on. As the centenary of the beginning of the First World War in August 1914 approaches, there will be an increasing number of commemorative events throughout the years from 2014 to 2018.

See our page for events in the United Kingdom at:

WW1 Events in the United Kingdom

WW1 Centenary Events

Centenary image

There will be a wide variety of events and commemorative ceremonies taking place during the four years to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

See our page for further information about events and useful websites:

2014-2018 WW1 Centenary Events

Virtual WW1 Online Exhibitions

Virtual WW1 Exhibitions for Research Online