The Cavell Van

From Monday 5th October 2015 10:00 to Saturday 17th October 2015 16:00

This October, visitors to The Forum will have a unique opportunity to step inside a railway carriage with an incredible history. The carriage, known as the 'Cavell Van', transported Edith Cavell's body from Dover to London in 1919 with full military honours.

The carriage has been renovated and turned into a mini museum and this is the first time it will visit the county of Edith Cavell's birth. It will be on display outside the Forum from 5-17 October, 10am - 4pm daily, entrance is free and visitors can climb aboard to learn about Edith Cavell's work and the WWI conflict.

The van is also known for carrying home the bodies of Captain Fryatt in 1919 and the Unknown Warrior in 1920. It is on display courtesy of the Kent and East Sussex Railway

The Cavell Van is part of The Forum’s month-long centenary commemorations entitled ‘Edith Cavell: A Nurse and Her Legacy’ which includes exhibitions, films and talks. For further information visit

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The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

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