Museums

 

This page lists different British museums which hold exhibitions on the Women’s Land Army. If you have any suggestions to add to the list please e-mail info@womenslandarmy.co.uk.

 

Yorkshire Museum of Farming Feeding the NationFeeding the Nation Exhibition
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF

For photos of the museum and the unveiling, click here.

The Land Army exhibition is now open to the public. The ‘Feeding The Nation’ project will continue throughout 2013 and the exhibition will be developed and added to over this period.

 


Kent Women's Land Army Museum Photo 5Women’s Land Army Museum

Little Farthingloe Farm, Folkestone Rd, Dover, CT15 7AA

This is the only museum whose exhibition is solely on the Women’s Land Army. The Museum gives a fascinating insight into the life for women serving their country during the Second World War. The exhibition consists of personal letters from ex-WLA girls, authentic uniforms and factual information.

For photos, click here.

 

 

 


Gressenhall Norfolk's Forgotten Army ExhibitionGressenhall Farm and Workhouse – ‘Norfolk’s Forgotten Army’ Exhibition
Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

‘The Norfolk’s Forgotten Army’ exhibition at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse forms a small part of the collections held at the museum. The exhibition compromises of original uniforms and documents from both World War One and Two. Visitors also have the opportunity to listen to recordings of some Norfolk Land Girls recounting their war-time days. There are also some interactive activities aimed at children, again making the collection accessible to families.

For photos, click here.

 

 

 


Eden Camp MuseumEden Camp

Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6RT

The Eden Camp collections on the Women’s Land Army are exhibited in Hut 8: ‘Women At War’. There are a number of original documents , such as ‘The Landswomen’ and ‘The Land Girl’ magazines, postcards and letters. There are also wax work models portraying the work which was undertaken by Land Girls. For an insight into the Hut, please click here to view the Virtual Tour on the Eden Camp website.

 

 


 

306 Bombardment Group Museum306 Bombardment Group Museum

Thurleigh Airfield Business Park, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire MK44 2YP

Small permanent display on the WLA as part of a section on Home Front life during WWII on a former American Army Air Force base in northern Bedfordshire.

For photos, click here.

 

 


Romney Marsh Wartime Collection WLA Collection PhotosRomney Marsh Wartime Collection
Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Romney March, Kent, TN29 0EE

Small permanent display on the WLA in an airfield hut which was once the hostel for local land girls.
For photos, click here.