There’s so much to learn here at the museum.  Whilst we are currently unable to welcome individual family history researchers or school groups, we’re always thinking of ways to help you learn, using our collection as a great way to find things out.

Teachers!  Our resources can help your students.  Join our Learning Hub.  Contact us to find out how we can help now, and in future.


The 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

You can mark this famous anniversary by learning more about the many countries who fought alongside British soldiers to secure this victory.

VE Day Quiz – Flags of the Allied Nations

VE Day quiz answers





April 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Norway during the Second World War.

Green Howards soldiers were sent to Norway to try to push the Germans back, but they didn’t succeed.  We’ve created a special online exhibition, where you can find out what happened and see some of the objects the museum has from the time.

The exhibition includes some great video and images from our archive, so take a look and imagine being sent to fight in Norway in April, 80 years ago!


Once you have looked at the exhibition, test your new knowledge and do some more research with our special Norway quiz (you can also find a link to the quiz at end of the exhibition page).  Teachers from schools in our Learning Hub have been provided with the answers.

Norway quiz

SESSION TWO:  Dates of the First World War – evidence of the end

What evidence did you find to help you find out the actual date of the end of the First World War.  Newspapers, war memorials, and the peace treaty itself all give different dates, so how do we know when it actually ended?

Click the image to watch the video and add your comments below it.

SESSION ONE:  Dates of the First World War

We think we know when the First World War was, right?  Take a closer look at the medals awarded at the time and you’ll see how it all gets a little confusing.

Our Learning Officer, Carl wants you to track down evidence to help us settle on an end date.  Where will you look to find the answers?  Click the image to watch the video and add your comments below it.