The Children's War  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JANUARY 2010

ADDRESS
, Lambeth Road, Southwark, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HZ
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-6pm Daily | Closed Dec 24-26
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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The Children's WarOnce again, the clever folk at the Imperial War Museum have put together a first-class exhibition that reeks of emotive wartime poignancy. This time though it's for the kiddies and is certainly a powerful eye-opener. The Children's War marks the 60th anniversary of VE Day and shifts the perspective to the experience of British children on the home-front. With detailed explorations of evacuations, air raids and rationing, modern day tots and teens can share in the remarkable but anguished childhoods of their wartime contemporaries. The moving centre-piece is a walk-through re-creation of an ordinary family house as it would have been during the war.  They've also shipped in part of an original prefabricated house from Peckham.  With this and a raft of genuine letters, photographs, diaries and oral recordings the exhibition is fantastically nostalgic and absorbing. The interactive and hands-on approach of the exhibition will simply captivate your kids.  Not only is it a great way to get them interested in the past but it's also completely free and ingeniously displayed. The museum has extended the exhibition until 2010. We're delighted, it's an absolute treat.

 

About IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times of conflict, re-opened on 19th July 2014 with a dramatic new atrium space by Fosters + Partners, and new permanent First World War Galleries, a highlight of which is a trench complete with periscopes, sounds and projections recreating what life was like behind the front line on the Western Front. More about IWM London (Imperial War Museums)


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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
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Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11th September 2001. Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 brings together work by Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer and more to highlight the crucial role of artists in representing cont2017-12-13T00:00:00+00002018-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Adult £15, concession £10.50, child £7.50
DATES  26th October 2017 to 28th May 2018
VENUE  IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 
This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11th September 2001. Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 brings together work by Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer and more to highlight the crucial role of artists in representing cont... More about this event
 
 

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