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VE Day Street Party

8 - 10 May 2020

Update 26/03/20 - This event is now cancelled

For the health and wellbeing of all those involved, our VE Day Street Party has now been cancelled. We would like to apologise for any disappointment that this may cause. 

If you have any further enquiries regarding this event, please email our events team etickets@rafmuseum.org.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for alternative ways to celebrate this significant anniversary.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.



Join us on Friday 8 – Sunday 10 May to celebrate VE Day 75 with a nostalgic weekend for the whole family to enjoy.  



What’s on:
To mark 75 years since the end of the Second World War we will be celebrating as the whole of Europe once did: with a Street Party!  A weekend of food and fun will be held in the grounds of the Museum. 

Joining the food and drink at the Street Party will be costumed re-enactors, Vintage Selfie Station, Vintage Fairground stalls and family activities:

Living history will help recreate the atmosphere of the day

Don’t forget to try on some of our Second World War uniforms, grab a giant prop and take a VE Weekend selfie

In keeping with the spirit of the weekend, get creative and join in our Make Do and Mend crafting tent to make your own VE Day flag or Peg Plane to take home as a memento.

Challenge the whole family to a game of giant noughts and crosses or dominoes in our Giant Games area

Have a go at our Vintage Fairground stands – what will you choose Hoopla, Tin Can Alley or the Coconut Shy?

•      Take part in 1940’s Ready Steady Cook, interactive talks - will it be team Stars and Stripes or Union Jacks that win!

VE Day

On Friday 8 May, at 3pm, next to the Mosquito in War in the Air, hear ‘Battle’s O’er’ a on the bagpipes, a tune which was played at the end of a battle, along with ‘VE Day75’ a specially composed tune, at the same time as thousands of other bag pipers across the World.

Please note: 
Entry to the Museum is free, however some of the elements of the weekend will be chargeable. 

Do you have a display or are interested in participating at this event?
 
Please email whatsoncosford@rafmuseum.org for more information


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