Hostile Environment: The British in Russia

Monday, January 20, 2020 - Thursday, March 26, 2020
All Day

EXHIBITION has now finished due to the closure of the museum.

Extended and refreshed for 2020 following the success of the original exhibition, Hostile Environment: The British in Russia includes brand new personal stories, information and objects on display which have been gathered during the course of the last 12 months.

Instead of returning home following the 1918 armistice, thousands of British soldiers, including more than 1300 Green Howards, were deployed to northern Russia. They were part of a multi-national force tasked with turning the tide of revolution at a time of enormous global social and political upheaval in the aftermath of the First World War.

There’s mutiny, murder and being on the losing side. Find out what happened to the Yorkshire Regiment soldiers shipped off to fight in the Russian Civil War in 1918. Battling the elements, a determined enemy and often unpredictable allies, this special exhibition reveals the hidden stories of those sent into the most hostile of environments one hundred years ago.

We tell the often overlooked history of Britain’s role in the Russian Civil War, using personal archives from the museum’s collection, plus precious items from private collections, lent by relatives to tell their soldier’s story.

Admission to the exhibition is included in your museum entry. Plan your visit.

We can give a Hostile Environment talk to your club or society. Find out more.