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Once Upon A Wartime

Classic War Stories for Children

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This exhibition delves into the pages of well-loved books, bringing five stories of war dramatically to life.

Adults and children can wander through life-size sets, peer into intricate scale models and explore the stories' themes of loyalty, separation, excitement, survival and identity.

From the bleak landscape of no man's land in War Horse to the imposing tower blocks of London's gang warfare in Little Soldier, this exhibition is an immersive journey through the worlds of the books.

Pull up a chair in Hepzibah's kitchen where the scene is set straight out of Carrie's War, discover the secret fortress from The Machine Gunners and look around the cellar school, hidden under the destroyed streets of Warsaw in The Silver Sword

Behind the scenes of the stories, see what inspired the authors to write their books, and find out about the historical context of each story through objects, photographs and films.

  • £5.95 (conc £4.95; child £3.95; family £12.50)

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

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