150 Voices

Explore 150 years of history through our fascinating online exhibition highlighting 150 unique Red Cross items.

Since 1870, the British Red Cross has supported those who need it most, no matter who or where they are. 

Our 150 Voices online exhibition marks and shares this incredible history of kindness by telling the fascinating stories behind 150 objects from our museum and archives collection.

Scroll down to see a selection of unique items or visit the full 150 Voices online exhibition to see the 150 items featured. You can also listen to the stories behind them told by a range of people from around the UK.

Prince Charles, president of the British Red Cross, welcomes you to the exhibition in this video.

Thank you and credits

This exhibition was created by Mehzebin Adam (lead curator), volunteers from London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Birmingham, Charlie Burns (cataloguer), Digital Drama (audio production) and Karolina Heller (object photography).

Supported by: The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Digital Drama.

The Heritage Fund logo, a supporter of 150 Voices.
Digital Drama logo