Schools and groups

Book a trip to our museum and your school or group will be inspired by the interactive displays and personal stories of those whose lives were changed by the Second World War.

Upcoming workshops

Life in Second World War Britain

February and March 2020
Please note, these sessions are now fully booked. We are still accepting bookings for the November workshops.
Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 February
Monday 2 to Friday 6 March
Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March
Deadline for booking – Friday 31 January

November 2020
Tuesday 3 to Friday 6
Monday 9 and Tuesday 10
Thursday 12 and Friday 13
Monday 16 to Friday 20
Deadline for booking – Friday 9 October

Sessions start at 10:15, 11:30 and 13:00

In this lively and interactive one-hour workshop, children can learn about everyday life for families in Britain during the Second World War. Your group will:

  • investigate original and replica artefacts and documents including gas masks, items used by Air Raid Wardens, clothing, toys and household objects.
  • explore the different roles that people played on the home front.
  • learn about rationing and evacuation.
  • use role play to simulate an air raid and find out how people prepared for them.

The workshop is suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2 and can be adapted to suit children with a range of additional needs.

Cost: £6.65 per child, which includes admission to the museum. Minimum charge per workshop £40.

Accompanying adults free.

Maximum of 30 children per workshop, plus up to 5 adults.

To book a session fill in the ‘School trip bookings’ form using the link below.