Ideas Cafe presents ‘Bed Pans, Bandages and Bed Socks’

Nurses overseas in WW1 taken from an edition of The Zodiac

The women of west Cornwall made a significant contribution to the war effort during World War One, both at home and abroad; nursing and running a hospital for troops in Penzance, knitting ‘comforts’, making hundreds of thousands of medical dressings, fundraising, working in munitions factories and on the land, and coping with shortages at home. Some lost their lives for the cause.

Join our Learning & Interpretation Manager, Larissa Paver, to find out more about the hidden stories, with handling objects and documents from the era.

Your tickets includes the talk, museum admission so you can enjoy our major new exhibitions, and a delicious lunch with refreshments in the museum cafe. Purchase tickets on the day, or buy tickets in advance via Eventbrite >