Students explore the impact of the Second World War on people’s lives by examining artefacts and archive material linked to themes such as the Blitz, ARP, evacuation, social change, rationing and shipping.
This session encourages students to consider how we learn about history by exploring the personal stories of four local people linked to conflicts from the First and Second World Wars and the Iraq War 2003.
This interactive storytelling session incorporates puppets and photographs to explain the roles played by animals during times of war, including Rip, a dog that helped find people trapped after bombing raids in the Second World War.
This multi-sensory session uses a range of visual materials, sounds, smells and replica objects to tell the captivating story of Billy, a charming rag doll character, evacuated to the countryside during the Second World War.
In this Living History Workshop, students are introduced to a costumed character Violet – a woman living through the First World War. Pupils examine artefacts and photographs as inspiration to create a postcard as if they are writing from the trenches.
Explore displays on the First and Second World War themes such as the Blitz, evacuation, life on the home front, rationing and trench warfare. Studies of the inter-war period and modern conflict as well as cross-curricular subjects can also be enriched by a visit.