Britain at War - London Bridge

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Looking for: Heritage, Museums / Galleries
Address: 64 - 66 Tooley Street, London Bridge London, Greater London, England, SE1 2TF
Postcode: SE1 2TF
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 020 7403 3171
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The Second World War was the most turbulent and eventful period in the history of the 20th century. It affected the lives of millions of people all over the world, advanced technology and changed political boundaries and ideas of human behaviour. But what was it really like? How did it really feel to be a British citizen during the Second World War? What did people eat and wear? Winston Churchill's Britain at War Theme Museum can answer these questions and many more. Get the closest possible insight into what life was really like.

The Britain at War Experience recreates the LONDON BLITZ in all its fury with special effects highlighting the sights and sounds, the artifacts, and even the dust and smoke of an air raid at its height Take the lift to the London Underground air raid shelter and see where thousands spent sleepless nights.
 
Keep up to date with wartime news in the underground cinema or read it in the memorable news pages. Enter the BBC radio studio and tune into Rome, Washington, London and Berlin for the latest messages from Churchill, Chamberlain, Roosevelt, Ed Murrow, Hitler and Lord Haw Haw. Specifically designed to tie in with National Curriculum especially KS2-3. Primary and secondary education packs available include worksheets, activities, questions for the visit and a guide book. Special 'dressing up' sessions for school parties including tin helmets, gasmasks and uniforms. *Free preliminary visits for teachers and help with planning visits.*

Huddle in an Anderson shelter and hear all the terrifying noises of an air raid overhead. See the Drury Lane dressing room and catch a glimps of the "spirit of the times" reminding you of the stars of the war years. Look in at Rainbow Corner - a club to entertain the GI's with "Varga" pinups. See real wartime bombs, rare documents and photographs in the unique Bomb Disposal display...you can even hear a ticking bomb. Learn about the Land Army Girls and other "women at war" who fought their battles on the Home Front. Window shop along the little shops of Southwark and see prices in pounds, shillings and pence. See how people coped with food and clothing rationing. Share the excitement and anxiety of the evacuees as they wait to be transported to new homes. Gas masks, ration books..it's all here factually presented, realistically portrayed.

An exciting and educational adventure for all ages.

This is a permanent exhibition open all year round except for December 24-26.

Opening times :
7 days a week
10am - 4.30pm November - March 10am - 5.00pm April - October


Admission  
Adult £12.95
Child (5 - 15 years) £5.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £29.00
Student (with ID) £6.50
Senior (60+) £6.50
Under 5s Free