New Educational Offering

The Victoria Cross Trust is pleased to announce that our educational offering to those visiting our Lakeside Shopping Village premises is to be extended further. In addition to our charitable aim of cleaning the graves and memorials of Victoria Cross recipients we also seek to educate the public in the stories behind those who have earned the VC, the UK’s highest award for valour. We already have  artefacts and information at our premises but have recently built further displays and dioramas depicting stories and history behind the VC and its recipients. 

Visitors can enhance their visit through meeting one of our military veterans to hear about their military backgrounds. During this they will have the opportunity to learn more about the VC and in particular our seven local recipients. Artefacts including original weapons (deactivated) used in various conflicts can be handled and further displays relating to the Women's Land Army, a VC gallery and sculpture form part of the guided tour.


For those wishing to experience weapons handling and firing, we have created a diorama of the Burmese jungle where George Cairns earned his VC in which to undertake this immersive learning opportunity.


All of this is being added to in the very near future with access to our bespoke Education page where there is access to information and educational offerings to help visitors develop further their knowledge of the VC and its associated history. Unique access will include:

  • Detailed information from authors and researchers relating to the VC and its recipients
  • Opportunities for those involved in personal development programmes to work with us to gather evidence towards their awards
  • Genealogists seeking advice of tracing their military family histories.


In the meantime a visit to our premises will already provide excellent educational experiences for our visitors only to be enhanced in the very near future. Watch this space along with announcements on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Visit us at:

The Victoria Cross Trust

Doncaster Lakeside Village

White Rose Way




Victoria Cross Trust
22-28 Westmall
Frenchgate Shopping Centre
St Sepulchre Gate
Charitable Company Limited By Guarantee
Registration No 08143560
Registered Charity No 1149454
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