Thursday, 17 July 2014

BCLM Offers Families a Taste of Life in Wartime Britain

Mon 21 July – Sun 31 Aug
As part of their programme to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, the Black Country Living Museum will be giving families an opportunity to truly immerse themselves in Wartime Britain . The hands-on activities, taking place throughout the Summer Holidays will centre on the lives of the Black Country folk as they prepared for one of the deadliest conflicts in history: the Great War.
Activities, which will be geared towards young and old alike, include army drills and a themed trail introducing the ‘characters’ of WWI as visitors move through the village. There will also be an opportunity to write and print WWI postcards to ‘send home’ and as well as watch wartime films in the village cinema. Through the weekends of August, visitors will also see vibrant street theatre reflecting real concerns of the day by local company Fizzog Productions.
Jo Moody, Senior Curator at the BCLM comments, “we want these activities to give visitors a real sense of the mood at the time and also gain insight into how the war affected different ages and communities.”  The Museum will also be encouraging visitors to dress up and share their family WWI stories if they have any.
Tickets will be running at normal rates, with a 10% discount available to those booked online in advance. Gift-aided tickets will grant a full year’s access to the Museum.

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