Living History Weekend

History in Action, Kirby Hall

Become a part of the comradery of life on the Home Front and Front Line and experience the sights and sounds of war time Britain as our Living History and Re-enactor volunteers take you back in time to show what life was like living in the 1940’s.

Learn all about the history of the era from uniforms, military equipment, memorabilia, and vehicles to fashion, rationing and how civilians and troops alike let their hair down.

On the day there will be talks, demonstrations, live music from the era and military displays.

Our brand-new play area will be open for the children to let off some steam and Winstan’s Bunker Cafe will be serving delicious refreshments throughout the day.

All visitors to the museum are invited to join in with the fun and are encouraged to get dressed up in either civilian or military period clothing. All weapons (including but not limited to deactivated rifles, blank firing weapons, knives, bayonets are NOT permitted on site. Costume must be respectful and SS/Gestapo uniform (or similar) is strictly prohibited. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch).

Please note that the museum will be open as normal on these days. Events are attended voluntarily and as such they may be affected by influences such as adverse weather conditions.

We advise that you contact the museum nearer the time of any event to receive confirmation, admission prices and further details.

August 26, 2023 – August 27, 2023

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July 20, 2024 – September 1, 2024

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Three Inch Fools Music Troupe

July 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024

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June 1, 2024 – June 2, 2024

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