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War and Peace


Come and see our new exhibition

The exhibition explores the nation’s change from war back to peace, with a focus on art created by people from the local area. The exhibition presents  paintings by David A Baxter of Borrowdale, an official war artist; both from his work during the 1st World War in France and the peace at home in Cumbria.  Additionally we are excited to present his beautiful butterfly collection along with rarely seen items from his family’s private collection.

Another character of the exhibition is sculptor Francis Derwent Wood, born in Keswick. He went on to sculpt masks for soldiers with facial disfigurements between 1917-1919.  Following his war service, he went on to sculpt people such as Lawrence of Arabia as well as the Machine Gun Memorial in Hyde Park.

Interested? Come along ! There are more local characters you can meet and explore how Keswick came back to peace.

Keswick Main Street Moot Hall
Bunting 1918 celebrations



All day


Not required