Easter Holiday Family Workshops – Make Your Own Andersen Shelter

Easter Holiday Family Workshops - Make Your Own Andersen Shelter

The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno will be running a series of school holiday workshops, fun for all the family to take part in during your visit to the Museum.

Our Easter holiday workshops will be looking at our own Andersen bomb shelter here at the Museum. Andersen shelters were half buried in the ground, made from corrugated iron with earth heaped on top, to protect people from bomb blasts during World War 2. Shelters were essential during WW2 for people’s safety – and there were even ‘best presented shelter’ competitions to keep up morale!

After checking out the Anderson shelter here at Porthcurno, you’ll be able to work with our team to create your own model Andersen shelter from recycled materials.

The workshops will be held on:

Wednesday 4 April

Friday 6 April

Monday 9 April

Wednesday 11 April

Friday 13 April

They’ll take place between 10:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 15:30 each day.

We will also have other activities on during these workshops, looking at defending our Cable Station and building the tunnels. We’ll have some activities based around Operation Pied Piper, which was the huge evaucation of children from cities to rural areas during WW2.

No need to book your place, and the workshops are included with the cost of your admission to the Museum on these dates.