4. Outreach Displays
When invited or the opportunity presents the museum will design event specific or general displays to take the museum to the people. Display, when possible, are designed to be interactive to provide visitors with both a visual and physical experience.
Bay Street Armoury Vimy 100 Open House
The focus of the display was the role played by those behind the frontlines as their contribution is too often forgotten
Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts (VISA) Shakespeare by the Sea 2016
VISA Fund Raiser June 25
Ashton Armoury Museum provided static display at Vancouver Island Shakespeare Arts (VISA) fund raiser June 25, 2016. The museum is supporting a VISA’s tribute to Canadian Peacekeepers based on an adaptation of Othello set in Cyprus circa 1970 with event appropriate uniforms
2016 West Shore Navy Day Colwood BC June 11, 2016
The display was designed to introduce visitor to the Canadian Army and provide an insight into “What They Wore and the Weapons They Carried” from pre-WW I to Afghanistan.
The Introduction to the Ashton Armoury Museum display included a circa 1900 Canadian Army Service Corps officer’s ceremonial tunic and a circa 1850 Regimental Surgeon’s (TBC) frock coat.
Ashton Armoury Museum display in a two section TEMS tent.
L-R Bush Jacket, 1963 Pattern Combat Shirt, Webbing and Helmet; CADPAT jacket and Boonie Hat
L-R 1948 Pattern Battle Dress Blouse and CLC Helmet; 1939 Patter Battle Dress Blouse, Webbing with Gas Mask Bag and Helmet; and 1903 Pattern Service Dress, Cloth Cap, Leather Belt and Bandoleer.
Weapons display included long and machine guns circa 1800 – 1990
A close look at some of the weapons on display.