Step back in time as the British Motor Museum transforms into World War I Britain. The British Motor Museum is to host a special World War I history weekend on 1 & 2 October in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. Visitors will be guided around the Museum with a special family trail 'Kitchener's Mission'. Activities along the way include decoding secret messages, bandaging wounds in the Casualty Clearing Station, Zeppelin spotting and making a Princess Mary Christmas Gift Tin to take home.
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 - 1918 Living History Group will be on hand performing dynamic displays and re-enactments. Visitors can also explore 'B2737 - the Battle Bus', on loan from the London Transport Museum for its first visit to the Midlands. Visitors will also have the chance to meet a British 'Tommy' in the trenches to learn about the conditions endured by soldiers on the front lines.
This special weekend comes after WW1 History Week - a week long programme of activities for schools. Pupils and teachers will explore a WWI trench and follow the life of a soldier from recruitment to the end of the war, taking part in role play activities and object handling through different scenarios. They will end their day of immersive learning by exploring B2737 - the Battle Bus!
Caroline Reid, Education Officer at the British Motor Museum stated, "After a busy week of WW1 curriculum activities, we're delighted to be able to extend this WWI theme over the weekend so families visiting the Museum can enjoy the activities too."
To find out more about the WW1 Family Weekend please visit our website at http://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188. To book one of the few remaining places for schools please contact our Education team on 01926 927827 or . Normal Admission applies to the World War I Weekend. Adult tickets costs £14, Child tickets cost £9 and a family ticket is £39. Children under 5 are free. Gift Aid season tickets are valid for this event.