20th Oct, 2017

Wartime experience to be held at British Motor Museum

Maisie Jeynes 12th Sep, 2017

LIFE during wartime can be experienced at the British Motor Museum later this month.

The WW1 Family Weekend will offer visitors the chance to meet a ‘Tommy’ in the trenches to learn about conditions on the frontline, and drop into the field hospital to see how battle injuries led to the discovery of new medical techniques.

Outside the museum, attractions include a collection of British military vehicles, including the replica Mark IV Tank used in the film War Horse.

The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1914 – 1918 Living History Group will be performing period re-enactments, while a modern day bomb disposal team will demonstrate how their ‘Explosive Ordnance Disposal’ robot works.

There will be plenty of hands-on activities to keep families entertained throughout the weekend too.

Youngsters can sign up for Soldier School or take on ‘Kitchener’s Mission’ – a fun trail with exploits along the way, including decoding secret messages, bandaging wounds in the Casualty Clearing Station, Zeppelin spotting and making a Princess Mary gift tin to take home.

British Military Weekend at the British Motor Museum is on September 30 and October 1.

Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk to find out more.

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