Look Out it's a Blackout

About the visit

Join us at Bewdley Museum as we take an in-depth look at what it was like during World War II, with the help of museum staff and volunteers. 

Find out what it felt like to be an evacuee, learn about preparations for war and visit a genuine World War II Air Raid Shelter located in the museum grounds.

Topics Include

  • Setting the scene and pre-war
  • Evacuation
  • Home Guard and Civil Defence
  • ARP Wardens
  • The Blackout
  • Bombs
  • Rationing
  • Everyday life during the war
  • Wartime games
  • And more…

Contact us for a sample timetable or to book your visit

Curriculum Elements

Key Stage 2

  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological
    knowledge beyond 1066
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

inside of the air raid from the war - corrugated metal walls

What's included

  • Learning sessions at Bewdley Museum
  • All resources
  • Private room for the whole day

Booking arrangements, costs and availability

Available all year round

Cost £8.00 per pupil; accompanying adults are free of charge.

Maximum of one school class

A great big thank you to all the museum staff who led and supported the sessions. The sessions were well led and the resources shared were engaging and informative. The children were buzzing with excitement upon returning to school. The visit worked a treat as a hook for the start of the topic as children gained an insight to what life was life during World War 2; listening to the air raid siren, visiting a genuine air raid shelter and evacuating on a steam train.

The Olive School, Birmingham
Year 5 had a wonderful experience at Bewdley Museum. The staff were excellent in their knowledge and delivery of World War 2 facts and experiences. They provided fun and exciting activities and games for the children to participate in and were well organised. We also got to take home some goodies for our display. We will definitely be coming again!
Thank you!

St Oswald's Primary School