Second World War digital collection day, in association with ‘Their Finest Hour’

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Please note that this event is now taking place at Liverpool Central Library. Find out more details on the Their Finest Hour website.

Do you have any items related to the Second World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations?
Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the Second World War to the Museum of Liverpool to be recorded and added to the Their Finest Hour online archive.

Volunteers will be on hand from 11am to 4pm to record your stories and photograph your objects.

About 'Their Finest Hour'

Their Finest Hour is a University of Oxford project that aims to collect and digitally archive the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War that have been passed down from generation to generation. These stories and objects are added to a freely available online archive.

What stories and items is the project interested in?

Any, from the extraordinary to the seemingly 'ordinary'. Every story and object matters. However, please do not bring any weapons or dangerous items (including gas masks) to the event.

Who can I contact if I have a question?

Please send any questions to

This event is part of a nationwide campaign organised by Their Finest Hour, a team based at the University of Oxford and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is collecting and preserving the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War.

As these stories are fast fading from living memory, it is vital that they - and the wartime objects that often accompany them - are preserved for future generations.

At the digital collection day, stories about your family’s wartime experience – and associated objects such as diaries, letters, medals, journals and ration books – will be recorded, digitised, and then uploaded to the Their Finest Hour online archive, which will be free-to-use and launch in June 2024.

The project team is especially interested in collecting contributions from people from underrepresented backgrounds in order to increase the diversity of people benefiting from Second World War heritage.

Image: public domain image courtesy of Their Finest Hour