Home Front Week – Summer Family Activities @ Royal Engineers Museum

This year sees one hundred years since the end of the First World War. To mark this event visit our exhibition VC: For Valour – Sapper VCs of the First World War, plus you can enjoy various First World War-related craft activities. Tue-Fri throughout the summer holidays. There is a different activity to enjoy each day.

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm


Tuesday 7 August – The Royal Engineers Museum Needs You!

Posters were used by the government in order to encourage men to join the army. Lord Kitchener, a Royal Engineer, was in charge of the recruitment campaign and he features on many of the well-known wartime posters. Do you think you can design your own poster?

Wednesday 8 August – Design a Postcard

To keep in contact with family and friends, soldiers would send postcards. Design a postcard as if you were going to send it to your family.

Thursday 9 August – Code Wheel

Boys were unable to keep the messages secret but girls could. Make a code wheel to help you keep the secret, secret.

Friday 10 August – Hands-on-History First World War Style

Spark your imagination and help bring history to life by handling First World War artefacts from the Museum’s collection and create a replica from the weeks First World War Home Front theme.


Pricing Information

Ticket Prices (Annual Tickets):


Adult – £8.80

Child (Aged 5-15 Years) – £4.40

Senior Citizen – £7.00

Student – £7.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £23.50


Plus £2 per child, per activity