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.
- 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
- Find out how war changed the roles of women in Bristol and the world of work forever
- Handle and study real and replica objects, images and documents to reveal stories about Bristol and the Home Front
Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session
We have sessions available from 10.15am.
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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