Summer Holiday Activities – ‘Preparing for War’
22 July - 31 August 2014
As part of our programme to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, throughout the summer holiday period we will be inviting families to get involved in drills and offering other crafty events that will allow young and old alike to join in the commemorations of WWI.
A family discovery trail will take you around the Museum village to learn about WWI topics such as food shortages, munitions, war babies and mining life. On your way, you can pop into the Toll House to try on our WWI style munitionette outfit for a #museumselfie
Discover more about postcards home from the front and have a go at creating your very own vintage style postcard on our hand printing machine.
Each day, a soldier will parade with visitors as part of the drill activity through the canalside village.
Share you story – visit our activities room and share your family’s story of WWI. We may be able to help you with some further research and bring your history alive here at the Museum.
A rare film will be shown in our Limelight cinema everyday at 1pm, a classic 10 minute film.
Every weekend throughout August*,see Fizzog Productions, for lively street theatre entertainment as they perform historical life stories from the Great War.
*excluding Sunday 10 August
We hold special events throughout the year during our normal daily opening and occasionally in the evening. We recommend you book your event tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please check individual event listings for details.
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