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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
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