23th - 27th July

Travel back to 1914 and discover what life was really like during WWI. Join soldiers on the lawn, inspect their uniforms and discover what their day to day life really consisted of. 

Learn how Alnwick Castle and the local community were impacted during the Great War. Explore our 'Below Stairs' exhibition which commemorates the cenenary, reveling personal stories from members of the Percy family, their household staff and the estate workers. 

Letters Home
performed by Time Will Tell Theatre


Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July

The often not heard story of the 'Home Depot' is an eye opener to one of the most significant aspcts of the Great War. Bringing history to life this moving performance highlights the importance of the sending of letters to morale at both the Front and home. In the mud and carnage how do you get a letter or parcel from home to an individual Tommy in a trench?

Performances will take place in the Outer Bailey




The Tommies

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July

A temporary installation of life-sized First World War silhouettes, or 'Tommies', will be displayed within the Castle's grounds. These harrowing figures commemorate the ultimate sacrifice given by soldiers, past and present, including the household staff of Alnwick Castle.

There But Not There


Monday 30th June to 28th October

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War, Alnwick Castle's Chapel will proudly exhibit a poignant, powerful and thought-provoking message of sacrifice, honour and heart-felt absence through our 'There But Not There' art installation. Designed by conceptual photographer and renowned artist Martin Barraud, this visually arresting and carefully crafted representation of the Fallen will make you contemplate the lives of those who came before us.

Event Dates

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