Wirral Arts: Permanent Wilfred Owen exhibition to open in Wirral – Wirral News.

THE UK’s first permanent exhibition commemorating war poet Wilfred Owen will open in Merseyside later this month.

Owen lived in Birkenhead between the ages of four and 14, attending the Birkenhead Institute.

He was tragically killed a week before Armistice Day, but became one of the most celebrated of the war poets and is widely studied to this day.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on March 18 – Owen’s birthday – and the gallery will focus on the importance of his formative years in the town, often overlooked in favour of his birthplace in Shropshire.

THE Wilfred Owen Story, at 34, Argyle Street, Birkenhead, opens its doors at 3pm on Friday, March 18. Admission is free.



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