A MUSEUM will host an exhibition to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

In partnership with the 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery will bring the Art of The Great War 1914-1918, to honour the Centenary of the Armistice of November 11 1918.

The exhibition will open on Thursday June 7, remaining for over two months until Wednesday September 12.

The works on show will comprise original art and prints of the period, all from the John Noott Collection, in an attempt to portray the horror – and some of the humour – of a conflict that devastated the lives of millions of people.

John Noott was born in 1932, and amongst his earliest memories is talk of the Great War – his father Stanley spent four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and young Mr Noot was fascinated when his father attended Remembrance services, bowler hat and service medals on display.

The second war followed, from 1939 to 1945, and at age seven Mr Noot was well aware of the danger the country was in, and his memories of that period are still clear.

For the last fifty years, Mr Noot has been a successful art dealer, and when, during that time, artwork depicting either war has come his way he has put it to one side, enabling exhibitions of this type to be mounted. He sees them as an opportunity educate, to explain something of the history of the twentieth century.