Explore the Trench

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Koby (aged 10) and Cerys (aged 8) explore the trench during our recent Winter Festival

Delve into the world of the First World War soldier by exploring our full-size replica trench. Forget all you have seen on the big screen of epic battles and experience what life would have been like serving on the front lines.

Fresh from training with military historian and author, Andy Robertshaw, our enthusiastic volunteers will share what these soldiers would have worn, would have eaten and the day-to-day routine of an infantryman. Try on some uniform for yourself and rummage through a knapsack of essential equipment.

As you head to the trenches imagine the excitement, the anticipation and the fear of those men who would have marched forward from the rear. Enter the trench and immerse yourself in the experience of men who lived 100 years ago – only with a little less mud.
Investigate every nook and cranny as you take shelter in the funk hole or make yourself comfortable in the officer’s dugout.

Spy out over enemy territory – otherwise known as the North Inch – using the trench periscope. And stand guard on the fire step, wooden rifle in hand. Be sure to keep your head down so that no one spots you.

The trench will be open Wednesday 4th January – Sunday 8th January 2017, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Drop-in, no need to book. Suggested donation £2.

Keep an eye out on our website and social media for future events in our First World War replica trench.

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About blackwatchmuseum

The Museum of The Black Watch offers an insight into one of the British Army's if not the world's most famous fighting units. Scotland's Black Watch is an elite military regiment whose history stretches back almost three centuries.
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