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The Living History UK Festival

22 April @ 10:00 am - 23 April @ 5:00 pm BST

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After its successful first event in 2022, the Living History UK Festival is returning in 2023 at the Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park.

Presenting ‘400 years of the British soldier’, 20 reenactment groups will tell the story of soldiers fighting for Britain between the years 1645 (starting from Cromwell’s victory during the English Civil War) and 2012 (the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan).

There will be lectures, arena and living history displays, as well as some carefully selected traders. Find out what a WW1 soldier would have eaten, learn more about women during the war or the British soldiers in Italy. And see displays of Wellington’s Army, the New Model Army, Queen Victoria’s riflemen and more.

Living History UK is a non-profit organisation, whose passion is to preserve and promote history. They want to modernise history education by delivering great content via their social media channels.

Tickets for the event are very affordable at £6 for adults, £2 for children between 5 and 15 (under 5s are free) and £4 for concessions. Ticket prices are per day, but they also do a Family Weekend ticket which includes camping and entry for both days for 2 adults and 2 children for £25.

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22 April @ 10:00 am BST
23 April @ 5:00 pm BST
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Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park
Furnace Lane
Moira, Swadlincote, DE12 6AT United Kingdom
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01283 224667
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