Through the eyes of the Allpress family, A Family in Wartime tells the story of how ordinary people braved the challenges of life on the home front during the Second World War.
Tracing their journey through this time of uncertainty, the exhibition looks at how the Allpresses adapted to rationing, regular air raids and evacuation.
Personal photographs and interviews with family members help chronicle the Allpresses' wartime experiences as well as their lives in post-war Britain.
A highlight of the exhibition is a model of the Allpress family home. The model house includes taped windows, an Anderson shelter in the back garden and even a bomb disposal kit, and shows how life at home changed during the Second World War.
Families can discover more about life at home in wartime Britain. A range of films, interviews and radio broadcasts portray how the Second World War radically changed the lives of a generation.
This free exhibition tells the story of how ordinary people braved the challenges of life at home during the Second World War through the eyes of the Allpress family, who lived in Stockwell, London.
The Allpress family had to cope with rationing, evacuation, war work and events such as the London Blitz and VE Day, which shaped everyday life and the story of a nation.
Featuring a model house of the Allpress family home as well as photos and interviews A Family in Wartime brings this time of courage, duty and determination vividly to life.
Explore a recreation of an Anderson shelter, scan the airwaves for radio shows from the archives and discover more about life in wartime Britain through film, iconic posters and paintings from our collections in A Family in Wartime.
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Information for Families
A Family in Wartime is suitable for children of all ages with parental supervision. Take a look at some of our post-visit ideas for families.
Resources for Teachers
A Family in Wartime supports learning for Key Stage 2 as well as Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Find out more about information for school groups.