First World War homefront

Find out more about your town or village during the First World War.

  • What did the children at your school do for the war?
  • Did your school host evacuees?
  • How many local men signed up?
  • How did local women help the war effort?
  • How did your village/town remember the fallen?
  • How was the peace celebrated?

  evacuees from London




This 2 hour workshop will use resources from the history centre to help pupils investigate life in their local area from 1914-1919. Please note documents are subject to availability, please contact the education officer to discuss what we hold for your area.

Visits to the History Centre

Workshop sessions at the History Centre will use some original material from the archive. All visits to the History Centre include a tour of the strongroom and use of our public facilities; lockers, toilets, vending machines, area for eating lunch. There is full disabled access and a disabled toilet.

This session is available Monday-Friday
Sessions Morning 9.30am - 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Charge £3.00 per pupil +VAT
Maximum number 30 Tues-Fri
60 on Mondays

Visits to your school

Sessions at school will be delivered using replica material.
Charge £3.25 per pupil+VAT
Travel costs £17.50