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European Heritage Days - Somme Battlefields

European Heritage Days - Somme Battlefields

Saturday 16 September 2017 - 00:00 to Sunday 17 September 2017 - 00:00

It's European Heritage Weekend on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September!

Many museums can be visited for free, churches and historic monuments open their doors to the public and various exhibitions and events are organised throughout the Somme!

Here are a few ideas about what you could do during your weekend in the Somme:

Beaumont Church
Sunday 2pm to 6pm: come and visit the church and WW1 exhibition in the community hall

Musée de Thiepval
Thiepval Museum & Visitor Centre
Saturday 3pm: Local solo artist Lucie Delattre will be giving a performance of WW1 songs in the visitor centre. Free admission


Mailly-Maillet Church
Saturday 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm

Come and visit the exhibition about Mailly Maillet during WW1
basilique albert
Saturday 9.30pm: Guided tour of the town (in French). Please book your tour with the Albert Tourist Office


Glory Hole, La Boisselle
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm: Visit the old battlefield and underground passageways. The 10th Essex living history group will also be present and tea, coffee, scones and welsh cakes will be served.
Cappy Church
Sunday 9am to 6pm: come and visit a WW1 exhibition with artefacts and photos
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Little Train of the haute Somme, Froissy
Sunday 10am to 6.30pm: come and visit the museum
Steam train rides at 2pm, 3.05pm, 4.10pm & 5,15pm
Complete programme available: www.appeva.org


Alfred Danicourt Museum, Péronne
Saturday 9am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 6pm

Come and visit the exhibition themed on Indian troops in WW1 & exhibition themed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s work
Historial, Museum of the Great War, Péronne
Saturday 10.30am, 2.30pm & 4pm
Young visitor workshop (6 to 14 years old) “Rebuild what the war destroyed”. Free with entrance ticket.
Please book: +33 3 22 83 14 18 / program@historial.org

Free admission to museum from 9.30am to 6pm

11am & 3pm
Performance themed on a mobile pigeon loft with poems, WW1 songs and birdsong.
Free admission

Franco-Australian Museum, Villers-Bretonneux
Saturday & Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Free admission to the museum


Venue of event: 
Somme Battlefields
80000 Somme