UK tri-service museums to host Virtual VE Day 75 Festival

1 May 2020 (Last Updated May 1st, 2020 14:24)

The Royal Air Force Museum, National Army Museum and National Museum of the Royal Navy have joined together to host a Virtual VE Day 75 Festival commemorating 75 years since VE Day.

The museums had originally planned events to celebrate the anniversary pre-Covid-19 but moved to a virtual event to mark the day. The Virtual VE Day 75 Festival will take place from Thursday 7 May to Saturday 9 May.

Defence Minister Baroness Goldie said, “As plans for VE Day 75 have been forced to change hugely due to the pandemic, this imaginative and innovative virtual festival will provide a much-needed distraction in these uncertain times. This is a chance to rediscover the Second World War and will be a poignant reminder for us all of the sacrifice our Armed Forces made in honour of King and country.

“The cooperation of these three historic institutions is a fantastic achievement and will ensure that all generations are aware of the importance of VE Day and the unforgettable impact of events which took place 75 years ago.”