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For 2016 the Historial invites visitors to discover it new exhibitions and activities, which include a new audiovisual room, enriched galleries, a young visitor app, a new reception area at the Historial and a new museum at the Thiepval Visitor Centre !

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Friday, 1st July 2016, marked the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world came to the Somme in remembrance of the men who fought and died here during one of the worst battles in history.

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New book by the creators of the Missing of the Somme Database, which can be viewed at the Thiepval Visitor Centre: this book is not a military history of the Battle of the Somme. Instead it is a selection of short biographies of some of the men commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial of the Missing of the Somme.

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