Our World War Two workshops explore the stories of REME soldiers on the battlefield and on the home front. Starting in our dedicated World War Two display, these workshop will give your students a full introduction to life at that time. 

Sessions are specially designed for Key Stages 1 through 2. We can work with you to adapt our workshops to additional educational needs, different group sizes and alternative curriculums.

Visit our main Workshops page for more information and prices. Contact us find out more or make a booking.

Hands On

What was life like in World War Two? What did soldiers wear? What did people eat? You class can get to grips with life in the 1940s with our collection of genuine artefacts from the past.

Suitable for: Key Stage 1 or 2*

Curriculum links: History, Literacy, Speaking and Listening

We've got plenty of real World War Two uniforms for trying on.

Making do and Mending

During the War, everything was in short supply. In this practical, hands-on session, pupils explore life under rationing, learning how to calculate their personal ration allowance. Your class will also visit our recreated Victory Garden and plant their own seed in a repurposed newspaper planter.

Suitable for: Key Stage 1 or 2*

Curriculum links: History, Science, Mathematics, Speaking and Listening

Lots of different foods were rationed during World War Two including sweets, cheese, jam and sugar.

A Soldiers Life

Chart the journey of a REME soldier from D Day to VE Day through the eyes of Craftsman Wallace. Wallace’s real, handwritten letters are part of the Museum’s collection of World War Two artefacts. Your class will use copies to unlock his story. This session also compliments our Creative Writing workshops.

Suitable for: Key Stage 1 or 2*

Curriculum links: History, Literacy, Speaking and Listening

Peter Wallace wrote lots of letters to his wife Olive during the Second World War. Your class can uncover these original letters during their visit. From the Museum's collection, A:2014.7861.

*These workshops can be adapted for either Key Stage 1 or 2.