Weston Museum to host World War Two history week

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 May 2018

World War Two helmets on display in the museum. Picture: Weston Museum

World War Two helmets on display in the museum. Picture: Weston Museum

Weston Museum

More living history events have been organised for later this month by Weston Museum.

The museum, which is in Burlington Street, hosted a History Week in February with re-enactors and activities.

This time, its half-term event will focus on World War Two.

Activities and games will be available in the learning space on May 29 and 31, from 10am-2pm, where there will also be some re-enactors.

The nostalgia café, on May 30 from 10.30am to noon, will have a wartime theme, with replicas, artefacts and puzzles.

People are also invited to share their family’s short wartime stories and photocopies of their pictures from the time.

Museum visitor services manager Matthew Hardy hopes it inspires people to come and pay the museum a visit.

He said: “We are proud to encourage local communities to share their memories with us.

“We have some amazing objects of display at the museum, but we need your stories to bring them to life.”

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