WW1 Museums & 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.

Western Front Battlefields

Reconstructed trench at Memorial Museum Passchendaele, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
trench at Memorial Museum Passchendaele, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Public and private museums on the WW1 battlefields, with visitor information, contact details and map location.

Museums on the Antwerp, Yser/IJzer & Belgian Coast Battlefields, Belgium

Museums on the Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

Museums on the French-Flanders & Artois Battlefields, France

Museums on the Somme Battlefields, France

Around the World

Imperial War Museum London.
Imperial War Museum London

Australia

Belgium

Canada

France

Ireland

United Kingdom

United States of America

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