The school holiday is fast approaching and if you’re looking for something fun but also educational to do, then look no further than Imperial War Museum North, which has a wide programme of family events planned. On select days throughout February, visitors can meet war veterans and eyewitnesses, including those who lived through World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War and The Falklands, to hear about key moments of history. These individuals will recount tales of wartime, giving visitors first-hand insights into the impact of conflict on people’s lives. Different volunteers will be on hand on different days, answering questions, sharing real-life stories and allowing inquisitive minds to broaden their knowledge on the effects of war. This event is free, with participants invited to drop in between 11am and 3pm on Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February 2020. Attendees can also choose to make their own mini-documentary using Documentary Challenge, a free and interactive app that allows you to create your own documentary using stories and narratives found within the museum’s archives, which you can download after your visit.
Tue 18 Feb - Thu 20 Feb, 11am - 3pm, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford Wharf Road, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1TZ, Tel: 0161 836 4000, Free, 10am - 5pm everyday
- A. James Simpkin
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- Sat 15 Feb 2020