Students learn the story, and the lessons, of the Somme.
Educational Visits & Study Themes
Some ideas of how Wyvern can show you more visits than the usual well trodden list
|Sites you may know||Good for||Similar sites you may not know||Good for|
|The Thiepval memorial||Scale of the memorial and good museum||Devonshire Trench||Stunning small cemetery in contrast with moving sign at entrance and story.|
|Pozières British cemetery & memorial||Housed in an imposing walled area. A fine example of a British cemetery||Fricourt German cemetery||Distinctively different to British cemeteries. Site of original resting place of the flying ace “The Red Baron”.|
|Devil’s Wood||Stunning location to visit due to its size and scale. Last Tree standing can also be seen – it still has shrapnel.||Sheffield Park||British trenches and stories of friendship and sadness.|
|Lochnagar Crater||Stunning site where British tunnellers dug under the German trenches and exploded tonnes of explosives. The crater can fit several London Buses.||Wellington’s Quarry||Subterranean visit in tunnels used during Wellington’s campaigns and in WW1. Soldiers’ graffiti can be seen – a whole division hid in these massive tunnels!|
- Beaumont-Hamel, trench site where a full regiment was all but obliterated in 30 minutes.
- Lochnagar Crater, see where British tunnellers detonated a huge explosion under German positions.
- Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, a superb educational museum with artefacts and accounts from WW1 – a must see museum.
- Somme 1916 Museum, housed in a cellar dug under the streets of Albert that was originally used as a anti-aircraft shelter.
- Thiepval Memorial, monument to dead and missing British and Commonwealth soldiers, with very good museum and café.
- Vimy Ridge, site of important Canadian victory where you can see many tunnels, trenches and craters as well as an imposing memorial to the dead.