NewsImperial War Museum launches online and in-person activities

July 23, 20200
The Imperial War Museums in London and near Cambridge have introduced new family-friendly activities

 

Online cooking classes

Inspired by the museum’s archives and Victory in the Kitchen: Wartime Recipes, the celebrity chef Dan Lepard will create modern versions of wartime dishes made with rations during World War II.

You can cook alongside Dan by watching him through new videos on IWM’s social media channels.

Try making a 1940s curry, potato-wrapped sardines, and baked jam and carrot sponge pudding.

The videos include film footage and insight from historians about wartime rationing, growing your own vegetables and the introduction of spices to post-war Britain.

Learn to cook a retro dessert in an online cooking class with IWM London © IWM / Dan Lepard
IWM London

In addition to the videos, visitors to IWM London can drop into Story Seekers (3-31 Aug) during the week.

During the event you will learn about the global impact of conflict.

A member of staff will show items that belonged to John Allpress, an evacuee during World War II. These include a tweed jacket, a suitcase, a toy bear and shrapnel.

IWM Duxford

Families to IWM Duxford near Cambridge can also attend drop in sessions (3-31 Aug).

You can make paper planes, listen to storytellers and learn how to spot a Spitfire from its sound, how historic aircraft and fragile objects are preserved and investigate why so many Air Force pilots are crashing.

For everyone’s safety, staff will wear face coverings.

Pencils used in activities won’t be shared. They will be disinfected after use then quarantined for 72 hours.

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