Jewish Museum - London

Events

First World War Family Day

Date: Sunday 15 June 2014

Time: 10am – 2.30pm on Sundays 18 May and 15 June

Price: Touch tours and Family Trail are free with museum admission Workshops are £5 per child, bookable in advance

Categories: family first world war

Explore authentic First World War objects including an artillery shell and Jewish prayer book, be inspired by the stories and create your own artistic responses. Look out for the exhibition Family Trail and our specially created Family Touch Tours.

Trench Art

10.45am - 12.30pm

Ages 7+

£5 per child, including materials. Booking essential.

Join Mirror Mirror for an interactive art and drama workshop on trench art: the artefacts and objects created by soldiers in the First World War that expressed their identity, dreams and stories and kept them busy.

A Rat's Eye View of War: Poetry and Art Workshop

10am - 11.30am 

Ages 7+

£5 per child, including materials. Booking essential.

First World War soldiers shared their trenches with unwelcome guests: large rats. A meeting with one is the inspiration for one of the greatest poems of the First World War, Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'. Come with us on a mysterious rat's eye tour of the trenches as we explore the poem through art and storytelling.

For King and Country?

Find Nurse Reiner in the exhibition.

Look out for timings in the shop.


Find Nurse Rebecca Reiner who will tell you of her experiences working at a Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front during the battle of the Somme. She has come to recruit new volunteers. 

Touch Tours

Meet at the Mikveh.

Look out for timings in the shop.


Your chance to handle authentic First World War objects. Use your imagination and detective skills to discover what they feel like and how they were used. 

Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Family Day: Trench Art - JME 464

£5.00

A Rat's Eye View of War: Poetry and Art Workshop - JME 465

£5.00