Hostile Environment: The British in Russia

Friday, June 28, 2019 - Saturday, December 14, 2019
All Day


The 11th of November 1918 wasn’t the end.  It really wasn’t the end at all. 

Instead of returning home following the armistice, thousands of British soldiers, including 1300 Green Howards, were deployed to northern Russia.  They were part of a multi-national force tasked with turning the tide of revolution.

We tell the little known story of how Britain played its part in the Russian Civil War, using personal archives from the museum’s collection to explore the complex positioning of ‘red’ versus ‘white’ at a time of enormous global social and political upheaval in the aftermath of the First World War.

Admission to the exhibition is included in your museum entry.

Book now for the Hostile Environment Curator Talk and private exhibition tour