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1940s Weekend 2021

1940s Weekend (Daytime) - SOLD OUT

17 July - 18 July 2021

1940s Weekend daytime tickets are now sold out.

1940s Weekend (Daytime) - SOLD OUT

17 July - 18 July 2021

Tickets for 1940s Weekend (Daytime) have now sold out. Limited tickets still available for our 1940s Evening.

1940s Weekend is back and better than ever!

Join us on Sat 17 and Sun 18 July (10am-5pm) as we transform the Museum with vintage vehicles, 40s civilians, and military personnel to bring the home-front experience to life.

Explore an electric wartime atmosphere of entertainment, nostalgia and fashion.  Enjoy the spirit of the 1940s as you:

  • Meet iconic characters including Winston Churchill and George Formby
  • Discover how people dealt with air-raids as you visit an Anderson shelter
  • Experience life as an evacuee with a lesson in St James’s School
  • Sample our bostin’ 1940s fittle (fortunately fish & chips were never rationed!)
  • Snap up some picture-perfect wartime ephemera, from 1940s dresses to suits to homewares, at our vintage memorabilia markets

The weekend will also feature a host of vintage entertainment including live music from the D-Day Darlings, wartime variety shows, austerity-busting ‘make do and mend’ workshops, street re-enactors and special live demonstrations. 

Daytime entry to 1940s Weekend is via a pre-booked ticket only. 

You can also join us in the evening on Sat  17 July from 7pm for a special VE-Day themed celebration headlined by the D-Day Darlings.  Find out more here.


Booking Details

Tickets for 1940s Weekend (daytime) are now sold out. Entry is via pre-booked ticket only. Tickets still available for 1940s Evening.

General Admission rules apply to daytime entry (opening 10am-5pm).  Visitors who purchase a General Admission ticket to 1940s Weekend in the day will receive 12 months of FREE daytime return visits, valid from the date of their first visit*.  Current BCLM Members and UnChained Annual Passholders can visit 1940s Weekend for FREE in the daytime with a pre-booked entry ticket.

*Ts&Cs apply

Entry to 1940s Evening is via an additional pre-booked ticket (additional charges apply).

Important Information

We want to make everyone’s visit safe and enjoyable.  Please help us and other visitors by maintaining social distancing, following road markings and signage, and observing directions from Museum staff.   Visit our  essential visitor information  and FAQs page to find out how to plan and make the most of your visit.


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