Trenches experience to open at Yesterday’s World

Date Posted: 03/03/2014

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One, a Great War Trenches Experience will open at Yesterday’s World this Easter.

A school trip to the Sussex attraction will give visitors the opportunity to find out what life was like in the trenches during World War One.

The indoor experience will include atmospheric sounds and information points telling the stories of key events, including the battle of the Somme, the Third Battle of Ypres and how the war ended when Germany signed the armistice document.

Pupils can also see the effects the war had on towns and cities during World War Two, through a recreated outside blitz street scene complete with replica unexploded bomb.

There will also be an underground air raid shelter complete with bunk beds.

The vintage NAAFI style tearooms will have delicious wartime favourites on the menu including homemade sponge cakes and scones for pupils to choose from. Favourite tunes from the 1940s will play in the background to add to the wartime atmosphere.

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