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Second World War: Home Front

A young female SOE agent with a steely gaze poses in a fur coat and carries a sub-machine gun

Walk in the footsteps of men and women on the home front during the Second World War at the home of arms and armour: the Royal Armouries Museum.


Workshop Information

There’s a war on don’t you know?

The Home Guard and Air Raid Precaution units are looking for new recruits.

Your pupils will be put through their paces via interactive, hands-on sessions led by historical characters to see if they have what it takes, before eventually deciding which organisation to join at the end of the day.

Curriculum Links

History, Literacy.

Gallery links

Horses with armour and men wearing armour in a museum gallery
The War Gallery

War Gallery

Explore how the history of warfare has changed from the early days of hand-to-hand combat to today’s technology-based warfare, including our new display on the Second World War.

Visit the War Gallery

Booking Information

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


07785 692 443

Postal address

Education Team 
Royal Armouries Museum 
LS10 1LT 
United Kingdom

Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2023-24 (pdf, 764 KB)

Contact our communications team if you require documents in an alternative format.