Children are invited to enrol in Fort Nelson’s Home Guard where they will be trained by costumed characters on how to identify and disable WWII enemy tanks. Their new skills will be put to fun use as they work together to build a giant tank, before discovering what a dangerous life it was for soldiers as they re-enact an air raid with our period characters.
Visitors can discover more about the Special Operations Executive, set up in 1940 to wage a secret war, and how the SOE developed ‘rat bombs’, (as bad as they sound!) before testing their skills at deciphering a Morse code message.
Fort Nelson’s action-packed half term activities are designed to enlighten and entertain all ages, including free fact-packed guided tours and the opportunity to get up close with history in our themed talks and special object handling sessions.
Access for wheelchair users
Positive about disabled
Museum admission is free but parking is £3.
Fort Nelson will be open from 10am to 5pm.
Programme of daily events:
11am – Join the Home Guard
11.15am – Second World War themed guided tour
12noon – Weapons of D-day hands-on-history session
12.30pm – Secrets of the SOE talk
1.00pm – Air-raid!
1.30pm – Second World War themed guided tour
2pm – Join the Home Guard
2pm – Secrets of the SOE talk
3pm – Air-raid!
3.30pm – Weapons of D-day hands-on-history session