7 January—20 December 2019

Bristol at War: The Home Front 1939-45

Discover more about everyday life on the Bristol Home Front and how ordinary people coped with extraordinary circumstances.

On 24 November 1940 Bristol city centre was blitzed and a quarter of its historic buildings were destroyed. Find out more about everyday life on the Home Front in this immersive, activity-packed session.

Children will:

  • Learn about the Bristol Blitz
  • Investigate how ordinary people in Bristol were affected by the war including coping with air raids and the evacuation of children
  • Handle and study a range of real and replica objects, images and documents                  

Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Session availability: We have two sessions available at 10.15-11.45am and 12.00-1.30pm. Further sessions may be available in the afternoon.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Free use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

“During the trip the children were able to handle artefacts, learn about the role of women during the war and experience life as an evacuee. For the trip, the children dressed in role and it was great to see so many little ‘evacuee’ children arriving at school… an excellent day was had by all.”

Key Stage 2 teacher 

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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.