Village at War

Village at War

Surrey, UK

Experience Tilford, a Village at War, one of the UK's premier World War II re-enactment events. Hosted by the Rural Life Museum, this immersive experience transports you back to May 1944. From the solemn colours ceremony to bomb disposal demonstrations, delve into wartime life and embrace the era's atmosphere by dressing in period clothing. Be prepared for loud bangs and gunfire, but don't miss this unforgettable journey into history!

Explore military encampments, witness bomb disposal operations, and learn about rationing and the war on the home front. Experience the chaos of an air raid and enjoy nostalgic moments at the Frensham dance hall. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking a unique experience, Tilford, a Village at War, offers something for everyone.

What to Expect:

  • Immersive experiences exploring military encampments and wartime activities.
  • Engaging demonstrations including bomb disposal and rationing.
  • Nostalgic moments at the Frensham dance hall.
  • The solemnity of the colours ceremony on the village green.
  • Loud bangs and gunfire during notified times (visitors are forewarned).
  • Opportunities to dress in period clothing and enhance the atmosphere.
11 May 2024 - 12 May 2024
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM


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