World War I

Find out about life in Britain in World War I. This box contains uniforms for a soldier and Red Cross nurse, items which illustrate life in the trenches, as well as intriguing oddities such as a gentleman’s moustache cup, soldier’s button stick and lady’s glove stretchers.

World War I Discovery Box inventory

  • 1 x straw boater
  • 1 x girl’s pinafore
  • 1 x a-line skirt
  • 1 x collarless shirt
  • 1 x detachable collar
  • 1 x flat cap
  • Selection of bank notes
  • 1 x national registration card
  • 1 x King George V and Queen Mary Commemoration Cup
  • 1 x moustache cup
  • 1 x balaclava
  • 1 x knitting cartoon
  • 1 x button hook
  • 1 x glove stretchers
  • 1 x four flags sauce label
  • 1 x popular wartime songs
  • Wartime posters
  • 1 x Lord Kitchener’s recruitment poster
  • 1 x British army uniform
  • 1 x Princess Mary tin containing photographs and cigarettes
  • 1 x embroidered silk postcard
  • 1 x soldier’s button stick
  • 1 x field medical dressing
  • 1 x woodbine cigarettes
  • 1 x British Soldier’s cap
  • 1 helve with entrenching tool attachment
  • 1 x trench whistle
  • 1 x field service postcard
  • 1 x soldier’s housewife kit
  • 1 x VAD Red Cross Nurse’s uniform
  • 1 x Red Cross service medal
  • 1 x hospital blues postcard
  • 1 x memorial plaque
  • 1 x puttees
  • 1 x webbing (woven cotton waist belt)
  • 1 x white feather

Each Discovery Box costs £20.00 per half term or £30 per full term. The boxes can be collected from and returned to any of our three Museums in Abergavenny, Chepstow or Monmouth by prior arrangement.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle
The Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE
01873 854282

Chepstow Museum
Gwy House, Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EZ
01291 625981

Monmouth Museum
Market Hall, Priory Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XA
01600 710630

To hire a Discovery Box please contact:
helenhenley@monmouthshire.gov.uk or karinmolson@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please contact us to discuss your individual discovery box requirements.