Home Front Workshop

In association with Severn Valley Railway

Suitability - All age groups

The Home Front Workshops take a very practical look at life, hardship and disruption during the dark days of World War II. The experience is arranged jointly by Bewdley Museum and the Severn Valley Railway.

The day begins at Kidderminster Severn Valley Railway station where your group will board the Heritage steam train, and travel from the ‘City’ in to the ‘Countryside’ via a short train ride to Bewdley Station.  Here you will be greeted by a costumed member of staff from Bewdley Museum who will guide you through the day’s activities and set the scene.

After a short walk to Bewdley Museum, children will learn about issues  such as preparations for war, air raids and  the black-out. During this session there will be an opportunity to visit a genuine 1940s Air Raid Shelter and to handle a range of artefacts from the 1940s era. After lunch in the Education room,  children will learn about rationing and will have the chance to play with toys which were popular during wartime.

This programme’s timetable is particularly suitable for schools who may have a longer journey home.

At the end of the experience your group will  be collected  by  coach from Bewdley town centre rather than travelling back by train to Kidderminster at a later time.

 

 

 

Air Raid Shelter

WHAT’S INCLUDED

A single train journey from Kidderminster to Bewdley, practical classroom sessions at Bewdley Museum, all with a costumed museum teacher who will lead the whole day for you. Free Identity cards  and evacuee labels are  provided.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS, COSTS & TIMINGS

The Home Front Workshops operate as follows in 2017, May, June, July and September.

The cost of this visit is  £11.00 per pupil. On the Severn Valley Railway 1 adult travels free per 10 paying pupils. Any additional adults, above the free allocation, are also charged at the child rate.

A minimum of 15 and maximum 60, paying pupils applies

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE CO-ORDINATED BY BEWDLEY  MUSEUM AND TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE CALL  0845  607 7819 OR EMAIL bewdley.museum@wyreforestdc.gov.uk (AND NOT THE  SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY).

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Contact Us

0845 607 7819 / 0845 603 5699

bewdley.museum@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE

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