Visit us in the Brighton Festival

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During the war every school had its own shelter. Today the only school shelter open to the public in the UK is at Downs Junior School in Brighton.

Come and explore our unique shelter and museum as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival and find out what it was like to be a child in Brighton during the Second World War.

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Can you help us share our air raid shelter experience with as many people as possible? Access into the shelter is via a hatch and ladder. We are fundraising to build a new accessible entrance to the shelter. Click here for more information.

VE Day 75: Community Street Party

Friday 8 May 2020, 12pm – 5pm

Our free community Street Party will be packed with wartime themed talks, activities, games and fair stalls.

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VE Day 75: A Musical Celebration

Friday 8 May 2020, 7pm – 10pm

A family friendly evening of 1940s music and entertainment (and dancing) with your host and swinging DJ Jivin’ Jim Dandy.

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Shelter Tours, Vintage Fair & AOH

Sat 9 & Sun 10, Sat 16 & Sun 17 May, 10am – 4pm

Step back in time and experience what it was like to be a child in Brighton during the Second World War. Come and explore the only school air raid shelter open to the public in the UK.

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