WW2: Life on the Home Front

Museum of Lancashire

  • Activity
  • KS 2
  • History
  • WW2


It’s time for you to do your part to help the war effort! Through object handling, active participation, role play and discovery, pupils will be brought closer to the home front than ever before. Meet our ARP warden and government official, as they give detailed accounts of life on the home front and teach pupils all they will need to know to ‘do their bit’. Then follow up with an interactive afternoon of wartime recycling and recreation! Pupils will take an active part in the session as they discover their responsibilities during such a pivotal period in history.

Core session – Morning

  • ARP Warden: air raid precautions and ‘doing your bit’. Then follow up with an interactive afternoon of wartime recycling and recreation! 
  • Government Official: Ministry of Information posters and clothing rations


  • Air Raid Shelter Entertainment: puzzles, games and problem solving – have you ever played football in a blackout?
  • Children at War: fire-watching, first aid and flag waving (signalling!)

Maximum numbers per day – one class (approx. 30 pupils) Full day session for KS2

Lancashire County Council Schools

£6 per pupil

All academies and non-Lancashire County Council Schools

£8 per pupil

All accompanying adults free of charge

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Museum of Lancashire


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