Wartime Home Front
Ages: 5 to 8 | 7 to 11 | 11-14
At the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, a former military barracks, it is easy to glimpse the impact of war for both the military and civilian populations of Lincoln.
How would young people have been affected by the war? How would recruits prepare for war? What role did Lincoln’s industry play?
What changes in technology (in particular transport) were caused by the war? Lincoln is also the home of the tank (the gallery contains a Mark 4).
As well as touring the collections we also consider how civilians in Lincolnshire were affected by the war and review the primary sources to delve deeper into the history of the time.
Our workshop sessions include the following:
- Gallery themed tour – Explore the exhibitions and collections and consider the role that industry and technology played during war.
- Evacuation WW2 – Explore life as an Evacuee – During the war Lincoln hosted evacuees from major cities, for example Leeds. Assembling in a period school learn how to don gas masks, what to pack and what life was like as an evacuee.
- Home Front WW2 – Explore life on the Home Front and the challenges this posed including rationing and campaigns such as ‘Make do and Mend’ ‘Dig for Victory’. The role of the Land Army will also be investigated and engaging activities based upon the preparations that were made for the Blitz, including the Air Raid drill and the Anderson shelter.
- World War Two LT44
- World War Two Civilian Life LT45
- World War Two Evacuees LT46, (LT54, LT55 in development during 2021)
- World War Two Soldier LT47
- World War One LT48, LT49 (in development during 2021)
- World War Two Rationing LT50, LT51 (in development during 2021)
- World War Two Land Army LT52, LT53 (in development during 2021)
- World War Two Home Front LT56 (in development during 2021)
- Flying Nightingales LT57 (in development during 2021)