15 January 2020

Bristol at War – The Home Front for Home Educating Families

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 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
  • 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: Ages 7-11
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 20 children

Session availability: We have one session available from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Cost: £7 per child – please book in advance

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Additional information

Due to limited space in this workshop, siblings that do not have a ticket cannot take part. If additional siblings need to attend with a parent or guardian, please contact us.

Please meet us at the museum front entrance five minutes before the session starts. If you arrive late please let museum staff know, so you can be shown where to find the workshop.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in the workshop. Crumbs attract pests and our collections are far too precious to be attacked!