Virtual WW1 Exhibitions for Research Online

The following virtual exhibitions are available online. Researchers, teachers and students will find them very interesting and accessible for study of a variety of themes about the First World War. The exhibitions comprise primary sources of letters and personal accounts, film and photographs.

Ireland and the Great War

Website: Ireland and the Great War

International Encyclopedia of the First World War


Memorials of the Great War: Sir Edwin Lutyens OM

A web-based exhibition is hosted by the Lutyens Trust website and guest curator Tim Skelton. Starting in August 2014 a photograph with descriptive text for one of Lutyens' war memorials will be featured each month.

Website: Exhibition

On the Ways of the Great War

This is an online exhibition forming an integral part of “The Great War Remembered” project. The exhibition has been put together by the following Belgian and French organizations as a cross-border partnership:

The topics covered in the online exhibition include:

There are photographs, paintings, documents, fact sheets, teachers' notes and teaching aids within the project.

The project is available to read in English, Dutch, French and German.

Explore the online exhibition at:


Untold Stories of the First World War

Photographs, letters and memorabilia covering the themes of:

Website: Europeana-1914-1918

War Horse - Fact & Fiction

An online exhibition established by the National Army Museum in London to accompany the War Horse exhibition held at the museum in 2011-12. Click on the Explore menu link to see all the themes explored in the online exhibition, including:

Website: microsites war horse

WAACs at War

This is an online exhibition with 11 pages of photographs and text to explain the founding in 1917 of the first women's service in the British Army as the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

Website: online exhibitions Waacs at War

The Western Front, 1918

This is an online exhibition by the National Army Museum. 15 pages with photographs and personal accounts, explain the build-up to the German Spring Offensive on 21 March 1918 and the Allied Offensive from 8 August, which became known as the Battles of the Last 100 Days.

Website: online exhibitions the Western Front 1918

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Education Resources

See also our page giving links for a wide range of online education resources for teachers and students:

WWI Education Resources for Teachers

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