The War at Home (WW2)


Loans Box : 16  The War at Home (WW2)

KS 2

Subjects: History, Science, Technology

“Fabulous. Encouraged some great learning and conversation around WW2”          – Home schooling family.

Really appreciate the session this afternoon, the children really enjoyed it and it was lovely to see them so engaged and asking lots of questions!” – Oliver Tait.  Dursley Primary School  ( Gloucestershire)

Although it was mainly  men who went off to fight the war, the families left behind at home also had a part to play. The Home Front is the description given to the huge effect of the war on people’s everyday lives, both hardship and real danger as war came, for the first time into virtually every city in Britain.


News Chronicle 1944
The People 1945
Daily Telegraph 1940
National Animal Register Leaflet
Chart of War Gases
Dig For Victory Postcard
Replica ID Card
Aluminium Flask
ARP Bicycle Lamp
4 Replica ARP Armbands
Car Headlight Cover
Air Raid Warden Helmet
Counties of England Card Game
Fireside Football Board Game
Replica Gas Rattle
Replica Gas Mask in canvas bag
Quartermaster’s Handbook
Home Guard Pocket Manual
Cadet’s Pocket Song Book
Home Guard Fieldcraft Manual
Home Guard Handbook
Small Arms Manual
Manual of Street Fighting
Combat Without Weapons
How to Keep Well in Wartime
Simple Cookery for the People
Francatelli’s Cookery Book
Tin Dried Eggs
Gas Mask in Box (do not try on)
1947-48 Ration book
1941 Ration Book Supplement
Piece of Blackout Material
WW2 Teacher Pack (book plus 20 images)
NES Diary and Handbook 1941
The Little Red Book 1940
Make do and Mend Leaflet
Home companion
CD Horrible Histories – The Woeful Second World War
Cotton Hankie
Book : Blitz Boys
Wartime Women
Airmail Booklet
Morse code-Practice toy
Hand Knitted Cardigan
Proggy mat
The War Papers part 9
3 posters
Photocopy master to make your own ration book
Laminated photograph of boys wearing gas masks
Available on request at no extra charge
Women’s Civil Defence Corps Uniform
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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools, childminders, home educators and youth organisations.

A small charge of £15 per box for up to two weeks is made for care homes and all other individuals and organisations wishing to use this service.

Free and paid-for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847

How to Book

Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone the museum office on 01665 605847)·

  • Please contact the office by telephone during working hours or by email to  to check the dates you want to loan this box are available.
  • When you have agreed a satisfactory period, then select whether you are a sponsored or not and click on Add to Basket to process your booking, stating the period you want to borrow the box for in the Order Notes on the Checkout page.

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays 11am-4pm)). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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