Pollok House and the Great War

The final round of the World War One Fund closes later this month. Since it’s creation in 2015, the fund has been supporting museums to explore the impact and ongoing legacy of the conflict.

As the fund comes to a close we wanted to highlight some of the excellent projects that have been supported. With this month also marking the start of the Year of Young People, we decided to talk to Dr Joe Murray at Pollok House in Glasgow about how their WW1 project brought a theatre group and young people together to explore the role played by Pollok House during the Great War.

Working with Theatre Ecole, Pollok House brought together a group of enthusiastic young people to help them create a unique play based on real-life nurses and soldiers who worked and convalesced at Pollok House during the war.

If Pollok House has inspired you to get involved with the centenary commemorations there are excellent resources available on the Imperial War Museum’s 1914.org website that can help get you started.

Pollok House and the Great War from Museums Galleries Scotland on Vimeo.


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