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King Edward's School and the Great War exhibition

King Edward's School is marking the centenary of the Great War through commemorating the service and sacrifice of over 1,400 Old Edwardians who served in the conflict.

The School Chapel has been renovated to create an exhibition to tell the stories of those whose names appear on the war memorial. An insight into the exhibition is available through a selection of photographs.

The second phase of the exhibition officially opened on Wednesday, 4 May 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in which 52 Old Edwardians died.

The exhibition is open on the dates below for members of the public to visit and all visitors must register to attend

Viewing dates:

  • Friday 27 May 2016, 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 3 June 2016, 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 10 June 2016, 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 17 June 2016, 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 24 June 2016, 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 1 July 2016, 4.00-5.30pm
  • Friday 29 July 2016, 4.15-5.45pm
Due to the limited capacity of the venue, booking is available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to attend the exhibition.

On the day of your visit, please arrive via Park Vale Drive and park on the Parade Ground which is next to the Chapel, at King Edward's School, Park Vale Drive, Birmingham, B5 7SP. Please arrive no earlier than 3.50pm, as the access gate at Park Vale Drive will not be open due to School activities taking place. 

If you have any questions about the exhibition or special access requirements, email: oldeds@kes.org.uk or tel: 0121 415 6050

King Edward's School and the Great War booking form

Please complete the booking form below to view the exhibition. We require contact details in order to let you know of any changes to the scheduled times or dates. 


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