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Second World War

This session will give students a taste of what life was like for people living in Northampton during the time of the Second World War.

The term home front is used to refer to England, and the war being fought at home.

Through the use of original recordings, documents and objects students will experience what life was like for people living through the war years. Topics covered will include, air raids, identity cards, black out, gas attacks and rationing.

It is also possible to include a session using our evacuee suitcase to teach students about how children were evacuated from London and big cities to places of safety, including Northamptonshire.

Location Abington Park Museum
Age Key stage 2

students should address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance

students should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality

a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Length 1 hour + time on gallery
Capacity 35 children plus supervising adults
Supervision We ask schools to follow NSPCC guidelines as outlined in our terms and conditions.
Resources Once you have booked your visit with us you will receive a copy of our resources that can be used on gallery and in the classroom.
Cost £140