THE EVENTS AT THE WELLINGTON TUNNELS
THE DAWN CEREMONY
Since the Wellington Tunnels first opened, every year on 9 April, the Arras Tourist Office organises a Dawn Ceremony, starting at the precise time at which the Battle of Arras was launched.
At 6.30am, e commemorative ceremony honours the British soldiers and Commonwealth troops who fought during the Battle of Arras. Open to all, this international ceremony keeps us in mind of the courage of those men and is a way of honouring their memory together.
GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Only in French
During school breaks, the tourist office offers themed group activities for children.
During All Saints holiday, children between 8 and 12 year old can take part in the activity.
" Items have the floor".
After a tour of the Wellington Tunnels, children learn about the history of the Great War and the soldiers' everyday life thanks to items found during archaeological excavations, such as, helmets, dishes, badges and letters.
Information and registrations: 03 21 51 26 95
Every year, a number of commemorative ceremonies are held, organised on the anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.
More info on City of Arras website
Throughout the year, the Wellington Tunnels exhibit artistic works, all with First World War thermes. Discover the Wellington Tunnels temporary exhibitions programme here.
APRIL EVENTS FOCUSING ON THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Events only available in French, except for the Dawn Ceremony,