Who’s it for?
Evacuee Experience is suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils.
Dates, times & prices
Evacuee Experience is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in April, May, June and September. Pre-booking is essential on this highly popular school trip.
- Option One – Single ticket
£9.50 per pupil
- Option Two – Return ticket
£11.50 per pupil
- Accompanying Adult Ticket free
Attendees will be split into two groups. One will begin their trip at the Bury Transport Museum and the other at Bury Art Museum, before switching places. Finally, pupils will take a train journey to Rawtenstall for a billeting exercise before departing or taking the return journey to Bury Bolton Street Station.
Children will work in small groups and complete a number of exercises at each museum. Unfortunately, individual children will not have time to complete every exercise, so follow-up time may be needed at school so they can share what they have learned.
- “What’s in my pockets?” – Pupils will examine the contents of a fictional evacuee boy’s pockets to explore how children played, and the differences between the lives of children then and today
- Studying artefacts – At both museums, pupils will examine genuine period items from the Second World War and think about who they belonged to and how they were used
- Evacuee suitcases – Attendees examine the types of clothing that evacuee children would be familiar with, and see how much (or how little) each evacuee was allowed to take with them
- Air raid! – Pupils will learn how a family would have coped in an air raid shelter, and discover how people tried to make their time in shelters more comfortable
- Money – Children will examine and identify period coins, using them to make up amounts and give change
Pupils will need to make the short walk between the two museums using the safe crossing points.