Step back to the 1940s home front this August Bank Holiday - Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August - with Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse’s Village at War, from 10am to 5pm.
Discover how the people of Norfolk helped feed themselves despite harsh rationing during the Second World War.
The ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign was started in Britain soon after the war began.
Formal gardens, lawns and even sports pitches were transformed into allotments, large and small, and everybody on the home front was encouraged to become a vegetable grower.
Lend a hand and help us tend to our Gressenhall allotment.
The annual Village at War event once again promises to deliver an impressive display of home front history.
Stroll around military and civilian vehicles and meet costumed characters from both the British and American forces.
Enjoy toe tapping 1940s music and live radio shows from the talented ‘Timescape’, and see just how far the rations can be stretched with cooking in the farmhouse kitchen.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Prime Minister, Mr Winston Churchill, who will be visiting the Village for the weekend, to help boost morale.
Take part in the collection card trail across the site, meet military enactment groups and help with tasks to “do your bit” for the war effort.
Experience the life of a war time child and see how children lent a hand on the home front with the Girl Guides camping 1940s style.
There may be a war on, but that’s no excuse to be late for school! Attend a special lesson in the school room. Get creative in Art Attack! and make your own model airplane.
Discover farm machinery on Gressenhall Farm and witness the spirit that helped win the Second World War. Gressenhall is also proud to host Bittern DX Radio who will be broadcasting from the museum over the weekend.
Please note, Special Event ticket prices apply for Village at War. All activities are included within admission. Free admission for Norfolk Museums Pass holders.
For full details, please visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Gressenhall