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Chance for dads to see new World War Two exhibit for free on Father’s Day at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Dads can see a new exhibition at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum for free this weekend.

The Home Guard keeping watch at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

The Home Guard keeping watch at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

The Whittington museum is unveiling its Project Blitz 1940 attraction as part of an open day on Sunday (June 18).

The installation will allow visitors to see inside a recreated World War Two public air raid shelter.

And to mark Father’s Day, any dads visiting with children will be able to get in for free.

A spokesperson said: Visitors will be able to experience a Luftwaffe raid, complete with warning sirens, the drone of approaching aircraft, the whistle of falling bombs and the earth shake as they strike home.

“The Home Guard and the Auxiliary Fire Service will be on site, together with other service personnel too.

“We’ll also be joined by a selection of Napoleonic soldiers and civilians who will be commemorating the 202nd anniversary to the day of The Battle of Waterloo, which took place on June 18, 1815. There will be firing demonstrations of the Baker Rifle and flintlock muskets during the course of the event too.”

For more details visit the Staffordshire Regiment Museum website.

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