Anderson Shelter Project

by Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, England, United Kingdom

Anderson Shelter Project
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On 8th September 2021 we successfully raised £2,371 ( + est. £290.25 Gift Aid ) with 39 supporters in 49 days

Help us create an Anderson Shelter from WW2, where visitors, families and children can experience what life was like in the 1940's.

by Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, England, United Kingdom

Anderson Shelter Project - Under Construction!

It's been a while since we broke cover and posted an update on the project, but that's not to say that work hasn't been continuing in the background to bring the project - kindly funded by you and your fellow Crowdfunders - to life! 

In fact, today's update is to share some pretty major news - it's installation day!

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As we write this, the frame and roof for the Anderson Shelter are being constructed down the hall from the existing Great War trench display, after arriving by trailer this morning.

By opening time tomorrow, we'll have a fully built Anderson Shelter for visitors to walk through - with the next stage being the addition of replica items to give the new air raid shelter the look of something that's really been used by families taking cover during the Blitz.

Plans are also under way to include further audio-visual interactives, similar to those in our permanent galleries, utilising our oral history collections so visitors can hear the stories of those who really used shelters like ours.

Once again thank you for your support - and watch this space for further updates as we continue to fit out the display!

SOFO Museum Team

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A WW2 at SOFO pin badge.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A copy of Conflict and County- the museum's publication on the military heritage of the area.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Museum Admission Ticket for 1 year, visit as many times as you like.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Family Museum Admission Ticket for 1 year, visit as many times as you like. You will also receive a free guide book all about the county's military history.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Your name on a plaque inside the finished Anderson Shelter, Museum Admission Ticket for 1 year, and a free guide book all about the county's military history.

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