National Coal Mining Museum

National Coal Mining Museum / Events / Sat 12 to Sun 13 Aug 2017 (2 days)

1940s Re-Enactment Weekend

1940s Re-Enactment Weekend

See what it would have been like to have lived in the 1940's in our WW2 Re-enactment Weekend. Free to attend.
Sat 12th & Sun 13th Aug

Embark on time-travel back to the 1940s and see a WWII Re-enactment.

Northern World War Two Association are delighted to be asked to provide a re-enactment of "Living History" camps in association with the National Coal Mining Museum.
Established in 2005 the Northern World War II Association is an organisation that unites a variety of 1940’s living history & re-enactment groups.

Visitors can see replica and authentic weaponry, as well as costume and camps set up by the re-enactment group, as well as meet 'living characters' on the day.

Each group portrays a different aspect of the second world war and by linking these individual groups into a single association our aim is to try to give visitors a feel for what it was like to live through, one of the largest and bloodiest conflicts in human history.

Using authentic living history encampments displaying a mixture genuine and replica equipment, weapons, uniforms, and by incorporating firing displays and battle re-enactments the event 's aim is to try to inform, educate and help people understand the conflict from the viewpoint of a variety of allied and axis, military and civilian organisations.

Event Lasts from 10-4pm and is FREE to attend

For more information visit

Event Location

Map of National Coal Mining Museum

The National Coal Mining Museum for England

Caphouse Colliery
New Road
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01924 848 806

Event Details