Air Raid Shelters: Evacuees experience

This sessions is suitable for key stage 2.

Join us for a role-play day set in 1941. You’ll meet characters from World War 2, as you step back in time to wartime Britain. Our wartime characters will be expecting evacuees from the Channel Islands and will help your class find out how to be good evacuees. There will be hands on activities and songs to keep up their spirits.

This session is split across Stockport Air Raid Shelters and Stockport Museum, our staff will lead your class between venues.

Times and availability

Evacuees experience is a full day session available Monday to Friday, from 10:15am to 2:15pm. It can be shortened to a half day on request.

We can accommodate a maximum of 2 classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and a maximum of one class on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This is a very popular session so we advise booking at least 6 months in advance.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and access

For details about physical accessibility read access at The Air Raid Shelters. We have accessible toilets.

If you'd like us to adapt our sessions to meet the needs of your pupils, get in touch with us. We also have visual stories to help pupils with SEND prepare for their visit, which will be sent with the confirmation pack.

Price per school trip, up to 35 pupils

  • Full day: £235 plus VAT
  • Half day: £120 plus VAT

There is no VAT added for Stockport local authority schools.

You'll be invoiced following your session.

Home Educators

We welcome bookings from groups of home educating families and are happy to work with mixed age groups. We limit numbers per session to 40 people in total, including the adults attending.

Home educating families are also welcome to visit our sites as individuals on a self-led basis. You can read more information about all our museums.

Getting here

Plan your visit to the Air Raid Shelters gives details on getting here.

Book your school trip

If you have a question or need more information, get in touch with us.

After booking, you'll receive a confirmation email and we'll then follow up with a full confirmation pack containing:

  • an itinerary
  • travel information and suggested coach drop off and parking points.
  • a sample risk assessment
  • a visual story

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel your booking:

  • less than 6 weeks in advance of the visit, you'll be invoiced for 25% of the full price
  • less than 4 weeks in advance of the visit, you'll be invoiced for 50% of the full price
  • less than 2 weeks in advance of the visit, we'll invoice you for the full price of the visit to cover our staffing costs

COVID-19 cancellation policy

If the visiting school or Stockport Museums Service has to cancel a trip due to COVID-19 related circumstances, no cancellation charge will be incurred by either the visiting school or Stockport Museums Service. Cancellations that are made due to COVID-19 must be discussed directly with a member of the school SLT as soon as possible prior to the visit.