You can experience what it was like to occupy a home during the war as part of Surrey Heath Museum’s exciting free Wartime Home exhibition running from 28 March 2015 to 13 June 2015.
The exhibition offers visitors the chance to explore an authentic recreation of a wartime home featuring interiors from both the First and Second World Wars, plus an impressive air raid shelter.
Funded by the Surrey Heath Armed Forces Covenant – which aims to strengthen links between the borough’s armed forces and residents – the exhibition features furnishings all sourced from the Museum’s collection.
Surrey Heath Museum Curator, Gillian Barnes-Riding, said: “We are thrilled to have such an exciting exhibition taking place right here at the Museum and one which will give visitors a great insight into what living in a wartime home was really like.
“Surrey Heath’s military heritage spans over 200 years, with such vast links to local military establishments including RMA Sandhurst, Deepcut and the Cadet Training Centre at Frimley, all highlighting why it is important to recognise the contribution of soldiers and military personnel past and present.”
Surrey Heath Museum will host a series of exciting upcoming wartime-themed events over the next four months.
22 April 2015, 6.30pm to 8pm: Gallipoli Remembered – A fascinating talk on the Gallipoli World War I campaign by local historian Murray Rowlands. Cost: £2.50. Advanced booking essential.
29 April 2015, 6pm to 8pm: Military Remnants leaflet – The launch event for the leaflet. The leaflet features a hand-drawn map illustrating the borough’s rich military heritage. Cost: free.
6 May 2015 & 15 July 2015, 9.30am to 12.30pm: RMA Sandhurst Monuments and Memorial Walk – An exciting walking tour of RMA Sandhurst and its Old College building, plus other fascinating highlights. Cost: £25.00. Advanced booking essential.
9 May 2015, 11am to 4pm: Behind the Scenes at the Museum – A chance for visitors to gain an insight into the workings of the Museum. Cost: free.
6 June 2015, 12pm to 4pm: Women’s Institute Wartime Bake Off - A competition and crafts event held at Camberley Theatre. Cost: free.
10 June 2015, 6.30pm to 8pm: Two World Wars of Music – Alan Grace explores the music which captured both world wars. Cost: £2.50. Advanced booking essential.
A schools programme combining the Military Remnants leaflet and a trip to the Wartime Home exhibition for a Second World War workshop is also being organised by the Museum (please note this a closed event which can no longer receive additional school entries, as it has reached its full capacity).