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Candlelit Commemoration


04 August 2014

Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.

The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.

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04 August 2014


As part of our programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, we will be holding a candlelit commemoration centred around the Museum’s Chapel and the War Memorial.

The evening of reflection will commemorate the First World War with a 1914 style service in the Chapel, followed by a candlelit procession to the War Memorial. We hope the Chapel service will evoke the mood and fears of August 1914, while the procession and vigil will be a time for private reflection.

On 4 August 1914, Britain declares war on Germany

'As German troops advanced into Belgium, the British cabinet was agreed: it could not stand aside. An ultimatum was sent to Berlin.

The deadline for Germany to reply was 23:00 (GMT). Just after 19:00 the British ambassador, Goschen, went to see the German ambassador with the ultimatum. The Kaiser and his government refused to stop the invasion of Belgium and at 23:00, Britain and Germany were at war.' BBC's 37 Days Countdown to War

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Admission will be free of charge but by pre-booked ticket only - please call our bookings team on 0121 520 8054 if you would like to attend.

Event starts 9.30pm and ends at 11pm.


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