Mann at War
1 January 2019 - 27 February 2020Free
The Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man
This new gallery at the Manx Museum reflects the role that the Island and its people have played in conflict from the 18th Century to present day. This includes civilian internment on the Isle of Man during two World Wars. Whilst internees during the First World War were held in a purpose-built camp of wooden huts and a pre-War holiday camp, internees during the Second World War were held in requisitioned hotels and boarding houses surrounded by barbed wire. The permanent display includes art work produced in the camps, as well as objects reflecting different aspects of life there, including poignant objects such as a toy cat made by an interned child.