Bournemouth in Wartime Exhibition

This project led by Bournemouth Natural Science Society created a temporary exhibition as part of Local History month to commemorate Bournemouth’s role in World War II. 

The exhibition helped visitors and local residents to understand the town’s part in the war and shared the experiences and artefacts of community members who had direct experience of life at the time, experiences that would otherwise be lost to public appreciation.

The society opened part of its large Grade II building in central Bournemouth for the exhibition, which ventured through 18 different themes and also provided other local history groups space to offer and share information with the community.

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