May 2005 until 2008
On the sixtieth anniversary of the climax of the World War Two, the Imperial War Museum in London has opened this major exhibition which views the six-year conflict the perspective of British children. Moving, informative and entertaining, the exhibition tells to the tale of the evacuees who had to leave their families and homes and live with foster families in the countryside as well as of those who stayed in the city and suffered the effects of the Blitz. There are sections on air raids, evacuation, gas attacks, school and work, rations, entertainment, the victory celebrations and the attempt to resume a normal life afterwards. Visitors can experience the inside of an air raid shelter and a recreated wartime house while hearing the stories of the times both from period-dressed actors and real-life survivors. There is also a photo exhibition and a fully interactive web site you can check out before your visit. Admission to the museum is free.
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The Children's War
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Open daily (except 24, 25 and 26 December) from 10.00 - 18.00. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +44-2074165320. Nearest tube stations are Lambeth North and Waterloo.