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Works in Wartime, 21st April

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON….. down to the museum this Spring with our annual Works in Wartime Living History & Vintage Fair event.

Wartime April 2017

Experience what life was like in the ‘Factory closest to Germany’ during World War Two producing vital munitions equipment including naval guns, with military displays, wartime vehicles, plus a real hand cranked air-raid siren!

Meet the Women’s Land Army, discover what to do with an unexploded bomb, find out about rationing, and see if you meet the requirements to sign up for the Home Guard with the Royal Norfolk Regiment Re-enactment Group. Meet our visiting recruit from the Royal Navy, who can show you a thing or two about life at sea, and demonstrate how to use our 12-pounder Naval gun. Plus don your 40s finery and Allied Uniforms for ongoing entertainment through the day with dancing displays from Everything’s Jumpin’, toe-tapping tunes and singing from Kelly Pritchard of Vocally Vintage, plus a chance to try out some moves yourselves. If that’s not your thing then peruse the variety of retro stalls for memorabilia or antique chic, and pop into our vintage café for homemade cakes and pots of tea.

So bring your identity card and your best 40s attire for a full on wartime experience, and fun for all the family.

Look out for more details coming soon.

If you would like to hold a vintage stall, exhibit a vehicle or attend with your living history group please get in touch on or down load the forms here:

Traders Entry form 2018

Living History Form 2018

Exhibitors Entry Form 2018 season

Event runs from 10am – 4pm. We encourage visitors to come in 1940s attire or Allied Uniform.

Wartime April 2016

Adults £8, Children (under 16) £4, Young People (16-21) £5. Under 4s Free. Valid Leiston Pass holders free entry.