On the Outbreak of WWI in 1914, there were over 1500 co-operative societies in Great Britain, with 150 thousand employees and 3.1 million members. From Shop Floor to Front Line is an exhibition exploring the impact the war had on co-operative members and employees. Come and discover the stories of those who signed up to fight and those who refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience. Find out how the co-operative movement contributed to the war effort and see how women’s roles in co-operative stores changed.
This exhibition is suitable for all ages, with a variety of interactive activities including dressing up clothes and the opportunity to record a message for a soldier.
To book a FREE group tour please email the museum at [email protected] or ring 01706 524920