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There’s a family day with free activities happening at Western Approaches war time museum


You can explore the Western Approaches secret WW2 HQ in Liverpool and immerse yourself in lots of free activities with the family this April. 

Having broken the locks on forgotten rooms and uncovered a trove of WWII memorabilia, Big Heritage have transformed this former secret underground HQ, used to mastermind the Battle of the Atlantic, into an immersive and interactive attraction that will benefit not only history lovers but also those with military interests, school groups, families and tourists alike.

On 9 and 15 April they are hosting a family party and intend to celebrate like it’s the end of the war!

You can make edible spitfires and poppies at the Mini Makery which will be taking visitors on incredible craft and edible art adventures inspired by the war. Create your own piece of edible art from an array of fruits and vegetables. Make spitfires, poppies, flags, take inspiration from the bunker; your imagination is the limit.

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You’ll also be able to craft a naturally scented, poppy shaped, magnet. Sprinkle with glitter and add gem stones to make a beautiful keepsake to remind you of your WW2 bunker experience.

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The secret HQ is a fascinating time-capsule which children will love as they can play with the typewriters left on desks, dress up in 1940’s clothes, play traditional games, explore recreated shops showing what rations were like, play hopscotch in the war torn street scene and touch a real unexploded bomb – if you dare!

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Tickets for the museum can be bought online at or can be bought on the day.

A tour of the museum usually takes 1hour 15 mins, with the additional activities planned for the day, you can spend as long with us as you would like! (Bring a picnic and feel free to dress up)




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