London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Things to do in London: Ministry of Food exhibition at Imperial War Museum
Published: Wednesday 5th of May 2010
Parents on the lookout for an educational yet fun day out with their kids might want to pay a special visit to the Ministry of Food exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London.
The Ministry of Food, a major exhibition that opened earlier this year and runs until January 3rd 2011, examines how the British public adapted to a world of food shortages in World War II.
It shows how growing your own food, eating seasonal fruit and vegetables, reducing imports, recycling and healthy nutrition were just as important in 1940 as they are today.
"Visitors can explore a wartime greenhouse, a 1940s grocer's shop and a typical kitchen complete with larder, gas cooker and an ample stock of economy recipe books," states the Imperial War Museum website.
The Imperial War Museum was set up after the government of the day decided in 1917 that a national museum should be opened to collect and display material relating to World War I, which was still being fought.
The museum was opened in the Crystal Palace by King George V on June 9th 1920.
Posted by Georgina Black
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Monday 1st of April 2013 Things to do in London: Become the next top musician with the British Music Experience
Tuesday 26th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Take a tour of Southwark Cathedral this Easter
Monday 25th of March 2013 If you are an art lover who is hoping to see some of the most famous collections in the world then...
London attractions: Unravel the history of your favourite products at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Friday 22nd of March 2013 London attraction: Unravel the history of your favourite products at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Thursday 21st of March 2013 Things to do in London: Take an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of Chelsea FC Stadium
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 Pollock’s Toy Museum provides kids with fun things to do in London
Tuesday 19th of March 2013 London attractions: Enjoy a family day out in Apsley House
Monday 18th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Visit Kensington Palace for a fun, family day out
Sunday 17th of March 2013 London Attractions: Come and see a play at the National Theatre
Saturday 16th of March 2013 London attractions: Visit the Banqueting House for a fun, family day out
Friday 15th of March 2013 Did Shakespeare really write his own plays?