World War I

Key information: free, on-site visit, online exhibition

Our archives reflect how Cornwall and Cornish people were affected by World War I. Our online exhibition has gathered together a range of sources which may be useful for supporting your classroom teaching and giving a local focus to this Key Stage 3 and GCSE topic.

Our short film on World War I school records might also be useful. Please note, this film was part of a Facebook Live series so we apologise for the quality.

Visits to Kresen Kernow

Free facilitated visits to Kresen Kernow are available. We can accommodate one class at a time and visits usually last up to 2 hours. A group visit will typically entail a tour of the building, including our secure strongrooms, home to 14 miles of shelving and 850 years of history, and a research activity using original Cornish documents held in the archives on a theme related to your area of study (subject to availability). Classes will have dedicated use of our learning room.

Please note: we adhere to Ofsted and Department for Education guidelines for staff-pupil ratios. For more information, please read A teacher’s guide to visiting Kresen Kernow (2021).

Enquire about booking a workshop or visit here

For general visitor information, please see our Visit us page.