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Photo: Troops of the Army Cyclists Corps advancing along a road during training in Richmond Park, 1915 © IWM (Q 53678)

Join us as we uncover how the Royal Parks were put to use between 1914 and 1919 – as vegetable patches, camouflage experiments, places of mourning and celebration, and much else.

From May 2017 to early 2020, we’ll be exploring the Royal Parks' First World War history through a programme of events, community and school activities and research.

Find out what happened to the men who went to war from the parks and the women who took on new roles at home. Discover how the Royal Parks’ wartime work influenced the rest of the world.

Upcoming events

None right now, but we'll be back in the new year!

Our events and activities

Find out what we're doing to explore the Royal Parks' WW1 history.


Find out what happened during WW1 in the Royal Parks.

Glimpses of the Parks' Past

Take a look at short articles written by volunteers on the Parks in the First World War.

Volunteer with us

Help us bring the parks' history to life.

About the project

Learn about the WWI project - what we are doing, who is supporting the project and how you can get involved.

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