Human and Digital educational resources

Throughout the year, the Péronne museum offers an array of special events, activities and themed visits.
Included in the price of admission and available free of charge to Friends of the Historial, on presentation of their membership card.

Expert guides and educators:

  • Activity booklets for young visitors
    • Every day: Our activity packs, designed for different age groups, are a fun way to discover the museum and some of its key themes (“Women in the Great War”, “Kids at the Museum”, “Toys during the Great War”, “Animals during
      during the Great War” etc.)
      “Let’s play at the Museum”: the special activity pack from the Thiepval Museum is here NEW
      Ask for yours at reception.
  • Tactile workshop: “Touch it and See”
    • Period objects that you can touch, weigh up and handle, for a genuinely hands-on approach to history.
      Workshop available on request, please ask the museum staff during your visit.
  • Mystery at the museum: “A family trip to the museum is child’s play! The war correspondent game”
    • Third weekend of each month: Step into the shoes of a war correspondent. Solve a series of riddles as you explore the museum, and discover the mysterious figure that awaits at the end of your visit.
  •  Flash tours
    • During the school holidays and to coincide with special events, the museum’s team of hosts organise a series of flash tours. A flash tour is a quick visit lasting between 30 and 45 minutes, a concise yet detailed tour focusing on a specific theme, and including plenty of time for discussion.
  •  Workshops for families & young visitors
    • School holidays: Led by one of the museum’s educational expertstake part in a fun, creative workshop exploring the Great War or the Middle Ages.
      Limited spaces available. Information and reservations on 03 22 83 14 18 or by email
  • The Historial’s special suitcases (for families) NEW
    • Weekends and school holidays: Our special suitcases are packed with content for all the family (games, workbooks, hands-on activities etc.), designed to make learning fun. Several themed cases are already available: Games and toys, Plant adventure, Food, the Middle Ages…Available on request at reception (with ID as deposit)
  • Expo-Games (for families) NEW
    • One-off events: Notepads in hand, set off to explore a specific theme relating to the Great War: trees, plants in wartime, the history of games…
  • Guided tours
    • For groups, subject to reservation: For adult visitors, the Historial offers a range of “turnkey” guided tours and museum study days.
      Get in touch with our commercial team to find out more about the services on offer and plan your own bespoke visit!

Digital resources:

Get more from your visit with our array of digital tools, available at Péronne and Thiepval.

  • Augmented reality: A unique, immersive historical experience made possible by digital technology “Made in France”! Scan the QR Code with your phone to get stuck in…

  • Two mobile apps: Reporter 14-18, a family-focused application inviting you to retrace the stories of 3 soldiers, learning more about the war with activities and animated tools tailored to your interests.Follow the Writers’ Trail and discover the landmarks and key sites of the Great War in the words of the poets and authors who lived through it. Applications available for download free of charge from Playstore and the Appstore. Tablets are available to borrow from reception (with ID as deposit).

  • Digital information panels and tables: There are numerous touch-screens dotted throughout all of the exhibition spaces at the Péronne museum. They include animated maps and a wealth of additional information on the documents and artefacts on display. . In the Aviation Room at Thiepval, an interactive touch-screen feature provides further information on the early days of military aeronautics.

  • The Unknown Face: Unveiled during the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Armistice, this digital artwork is now displayed at the heart of the Péronne museum. An algorithm was used to blend the facial features of 30,000 men and women from the WWI period in order to create a single, composite portrait, charged with emotion. Use the Leap Motion feature (a motion detection tool) to flip through the many faces that went into making the final portrait.