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- Starts: 31/10/2019 11:00 am
- Ends: 31/10/2019 3:00 pm
Find out how you would survive as a child growing up in the Second World War in this fun, energetic, fact filled show for all the family! Would you stay with your family in the city with thousands of bombs falling every night, or be separated from them and evacuated to somewhere safer in the country?
How would you cope on a diet of powdered eggs and Spam, as food supplies get low and rationing takes hold of the nation?
Discover how to keep alive and well as a child in this dangerous time! As thousands of soldiers prepare to invade Europe for D-Day, will the war ever be over?
Running time: 1 hr
Recommended age 6+
The show features loud sound effects, strobe lighting and a smoke machine.
Show is included in admission price for the museum. No need to book but arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Re-opened in April 2018, the D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
Discover how to make homemade 1940s make up using everyday ingredients and try them out in this practical workshop. Expert Cathy Guilder will take you through how wartime women created make up, face creams and other cosmetics that you can recreate at home. Vintage and eco-friendly, what’s not to love?
Come and see the famous Enigma machine that the Germans used to put secret messages in code, a special visitor to the museum from Bletchley Park. The Allies managed to crack the codes, which helped win the war.
In this practical workshop led by Andrew Whitmarsh, Curator of The D-Day Story, you will discover how to research D-Day in your local area. You’ll explore archive material from our collection, find out how to access relevant information in archives and learn how to carry out surveys of evidence that may still be found in the local landscape.