Hundreds visit Kingston Museum World War One exhibition

Project leader Lucy Harris said exhibition organisers had been 'overwhelmed' by the repsonse from visitors

Project leader Lucy Harris said exhibition organisers had been 'overwhelmed' by the repsonse from visitors

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

Kingston Museum's exhibit marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War One has been declared a success.

Remembering Kingston at War opened in May, and closed on Saturday, August 16.

More than 600 people visited in the first two weeks alone, and after that entries went "up and up", organisers said.

Researcher Lucy Harris said: "We've had a number of brilliant comments in our visitors' book.

"It's an incredible feeling, and we've had several relatives come in who have ancestors who got their stories highlighted.

"They've been overwhelmed by their relatives' stories and the research we've done on them.

"One of the main comments we had [was] that it was very well presented and people learned a lot, and it was very engaging."

Kingston Museum's next exhibition will open next month and explore the relationship between novelist Iris Murdoch and Jewish painter Harry Weinberger.

Writer Meets Painter will centre on Murdoch's letters to Weinberger, which have been gifted to Kingston University's Murdoch Archives by the painter's family.

The exhibtion runs from September 5 to October 4. 

  

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