VE Day Anniversary

Written by: Elmtree Press

As we remember the 70th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May perhaps now is the time to think about a trip to one of the many attractions throughout Yorkshire that will help you learn or remind yourself  about the history of the second and first world wars and what life was like for the people who lived through them. Here are just a few ideas:

York Army Museum
Having undergone a major redevelopment the museum has an exciting programme of events coming up. Covering 300 years of history, displays include uniforms, prints, paintings, weapons and Standards, all housed in well lit, clearly labelled cases.

Yorkshire Air Museum
Reach for the Sky! Discover amazing facts about the history of flight and the role of aviation during both the first and second world wars in the Bomber Command and Pioneers of Aviation exhibitions.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Housed in the totally unique setting on a former Prisoner of War camp, this award winning museum will transport you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and even smells of life on the Home Front as well as the Front Line.

Beamish Museum
Step back to the 1940’s in the new World War Farm and learn about what life was like for the people of the North East during the war and going back even further to Victorian times.

This is just a snippet of what is on offer so please check the website for other ideas of places to visit.