Tuesday 7 July 2020

Get ready to dive into our fantastic Second World War collections with this week’s Adventures in History.

Life at war

Life at war

Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who rose to the challenge of life on the Second World War Home Front.  

Family Mission

Look out for our new Family Mission this Friday! 

Explore Further

Explore Further

What was home life like in the 1940s? Take a tour and find out more about daily life during the Second World War. 

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Family Mission: Portraits for Volunteers

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Family Mission: Portraits for Volunteers

Put your artistic skills into action with this week's challenge set by CBBC's Ben Shires!

Watch the Mission Briefing >