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Look Out - It's The 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 WWII Air Raid Shelter located in the museum grounds.

Sample timetable

09.50 am School arrive at museum
10.00 am - 12.00 pm Learning session one

  • Setting the scene & prep for war
  • Visit the air raid shelter
  • Gas attacks
  • Civil defence roles
  • Evacuation
  • Artefact handling

12.00 - 12.30 pm Lunch
12.30 - 2.15 pm  Learning session two

  • Everyday life during war
  • Wartime games/rag rugging
  • Shortages & rationing
  • Chance to visit the gift shop & museum if required

View Look Out It's The Blackout PDF


Air Raid Shelter Above Ground

What's Included

  • Learning sessions at Bewdley Musuem
  • Identity cards and evacuation labels supplied for each child

Booking Arrangements, Costs and Availability

Available all year round

Cost £7.00 per pupil; accompanying adults are free of charge.

Minimum of 25 and maximum of 60 paying pupils


Contact Us

0845 607 7819

Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE