School trip to Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Carved into the natural sandstone cliffs, the intriguing network of underground tunnels offers visitors an unparalleled insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940’s.
Visitors have the opportunity of learning about the experiences of local people during the war. Visitors can learn about the experiences from the displays in the tunnels and from the state of the art audio-guides. You can also to find mementos of the 1940’s in their shop.
Educational school visit
At the Air Raid Shelters and Stockport Museum, they aim to provide a unique opportunity for school pupils to access and be inspired by the history in their museums.
Their sessions are available for key stage 2, 3 and 4. Sessions can also be adapted for special educational needs (SEN) groups.
Trips can be full or half day.
- interactive, ‘hands on’ full or half day sessions which directly reflect the National Curriculum and its changes
- unique sites which explore real and replica artefacts
- a look into the life of a child during the Second World War
- creative ways to consider and understand the past
- bespoke sessions
- free preliminary visit to teachers
The Air Raid Shelters are a unique site which was excavated for World War II. They will provide your group with a memorable visit that truly brings ‘The Home Front’ to life. Their approach is flexible and their sessions are designed to meet your needs.
The activities emphasise learning through a variety of ‘first-hand’ experiences. Their experienced learning facilitators will involve and engage your group as you visit this labyrinth of tunnels.
If you choose a full day trip, the day will be split in half. One half of the class or school will visit the Air Raid Shelters and the other half will visit Stockport Museum. They will then swap over for the other half of the day.
This can be a full or half day trip and the maximum number of pupils is 84.
Join them in their ever popular ‘role play’ day set in 1941. You’ll arrive as Evacuees to Stockport to be safe for the duration of WWII.
This is a historical role play day where pupils will step back in time to Wartime Britain. You’ll be billeted on arrival as Evacuees. Their staff will be in role when you arrive and are expecting Evacuees from the Channel Islands, not your school. Pupils will learn ‘in role’ how to be ‘good evacuees’.
Pupils will be given information about ‘Life on the Home Front’ by their interaction with many different characters. There will be hands on activities and songs to keep up their spirits.
- Make do and make mend
- Air Raid Precautions
- Air Raid Shelters unique visit
- Salvages (if there is more than 40 pupils)
The pupils will
- learn about life on the Home Front in WWII
- experience life as an evacuee
- experience the Air Raid Shelters
- learn a significant turning point in British history
- learn about an aspect of history of a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that’s significant in locality