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Celebrating Heroes – First World War


Celebrating Heroes –  First World War, Salford Museums

Explore these different documents to see how Salford’s soldiers were treated when they returned home from the end of World War One.

You can examine excerpts from diaries, war memorials to certificates to see how they were welcomed back as heroes.

Lesson Plans

Introduction for Teachers

Lesson Plan 1 – Celebrating Heroes

Lesson plan 2 – War Memorials

Lesson Plan 3 – The struggle for ex-servicemen to earn a living

Lesson Plan 4 – Usefulness and reliability of the evidence

Lesson Plan 5 -Overall Enquiry Question

Comparing two letters

Table – Usefulness and reliability of evidence



There are a range of quality learning experiences on offer at both Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall.

In sessions for Key stage one and two, pupils can experience what life would have been like in Victorian or Tudor times. Our sessions have been designed to support the National Curriculum and provide plenty of opportunity for follow up work in school. To support classroom work we offer a range of themed loan boxes, which are available to borrow free of charge.

Please click below to view our Learning Offer Leaflet.

Learning Leaflet