Our WW2 artefacts list

We bring along the following artefacts in our workshops for pupils to explore independently and we deliberately guide pupils towards reaching their own conclusions before revealing the details of each item.  Please note that this list is being added to all the time so there may be different items to view at the time of your booking.

General items


Infant gas mask

Mickey mouse gas mask

Adult gas mask

Civilian duty (i.e. an air raid warden's) gas mask

Air raid warden's rattle

Air raid warden's bell

Royal engineers badge

Various medals

Black out lamp - green army issue

Blackout lamp - black ARP issue

ARP First aid box containing 16 items such as:

Shell dressings (open and sealed)

Roll bandages

Triangular bandages

Shell dressings

Anti-gas ointment

Working telegraph set

Firebomb shell (hollow and completely safe)

German WW2 bomb fuse

WW2 evacuee suitcase and contents, including:

children's toys,

boys and girls books

evacuee clothing items (reproduction)




Identity cards

Ration book

ARP cigarette card collector's album (full)

Letter from the King to the school children

Receipt for an air raid shelter signed by a householder

Letters for claims for war damage (a pair of curtains among them!)

A letter from a school headteacher about closing to build air raid shelters,

asking parents to help

Handwriting book from a German school boy

Boy's own comic

Various posters

+ many more being added all the time


Secret items

We also bring along a range of secret items that the pupils have to guess themselves, ranging from bomb parts to domestic home front items.

bell blackout-lamp display-3 fin gas-mask medals