WW1 Museums and Archives

Display panels at the Ulster Memorial Tower Museum on the Somme battlefields in France.

A wide range of museums display uniforms, weapons, artefacts, art, film and documents dating back to the First World War of 1914-1918. Many have archives of military records, individuals' records, photographs and documents. Some are small, private collections and some are large, national memorials to the memory of those who served their country in the time of war.

The location and details of numerous museums and sources of archives available to visit by the public are listed on this website.

WW1 Museums on the Western Front Battlefields

Franco-Australian museum in the Victoria School at Villers-Bretonneux on the Somme battlefields.
Franco-Australian museum in the Victoria School at Villers-Bretonneux on the Somme battlefields.

See our listings of the public and private museums on the WW1 battlefields, with visitor facilities' information, contact details and map location.

Museums on the Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

Museums on the French-Flanders & Artois Battlefields, France

Museums on the Somme Battlefields, France

WW1 Museums and Archives Around the World

Australia: Museums and Archives for WW1

Belgium: Museums and Archives for WW1

Canada: Museums and Archives for WW1

France: Museums and Archives for WW1

United Kingdom: Museums and Archives for WW1

United States: Museums and Archives for WW1

Related Reading

Cover of Military Museums in the UK by Colin Sibun

Military Museums in the UK (Illustrated paperback)

by Colin Sibun

There are over 130 local and national military museums in the United Kingdom. Many of these are able to offer advice on resources for educational requirements. Published by Third Millennium Information (Second edition Mar 2011). 104 pages. ISBN-10: 1906507511, ISBN-13: 978-1906507510