Saturday, 31 October 2009

Family Day - Sunday 1 Nov

A day of activities for all the family to find out what it was like to live in Wiltshire during World War Two.

There will be activities for all ages throughout the day. Visitors can have a go at 1940’s handicrafts, make a peg doll or peg soldier, make a toy aeroplane or make and decorate a gas mask box.

Re-enactors will be in the galleries to talk to visitors. John Girvan will play the character of an ARP Warden and other re-enactors the roles of land girls, a war time policeman and a spiv.

There will also be a fun hands-on rationing activity and a mock Anderson shelter for children to go in on the day. Both of these will help them to gain an understanding of what it must have been like to be a child living at this time.

With this topic being on the History National Curriculum for KS2, the family day will be a valuable resource for children who are learning about this at school this year, as well as being a fun day out for the whole family.

Entry to the museum event will be £2 per adult and free for children. All activities are included.

The day will run from 11am - 4pm and no booking is necessary.

The Family Day precedes the opening of our new exhibition – On the Home Front: Wiltshire in World War II which opens on Sunday 8 November.

Cost: £2 adults, children FREE.