Horrible Histories

Terrible Trenches


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Horrible Histories at Imperial War Museum
Based on the bestselling book series published by Scholastic Ltd, written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Illustration © Martin Brown

A family exhibition based on the Trenches Handbook, one of the books by Terry Deary in the bestselling Horrible Histories series published by Scholastic Children's Books.

Discover how the woeful war made people tell lies, how the enemies in the trenches stopped fighting to play friendly football matches and how the war brought foul food and worse water. Find out how soldiers dealt with fierce flies, lovely lice, gruesome gas, sickness and sores. Explore who wore what where in the war and what their curious clothing felt like. Smell the stenches, disguise yourself in a camouflage tree and peer into no man's land with a periscope in a large-scale trench, specially drawn for the exhibition, by Horrible Histories artist Martin Brown.

Learn, see, smell and hear about the First World War through frightful facts, ropey rhymes, sad songs and sinister superstitions in a great day out for all of the family.

  • £4.95 (conc £3.95, child £2.50, family ticket £13) from 020 7416 5439


Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
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Daily 10am-6pm


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