WINTER AT FLAMBARDS until13th December

Flambards, Helston, TR13 0QA

WINTER AT FLAMBARDS until13th December
11 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
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Flambards provides the perfect winter’s day out for visitors of all ages.

 The Helston theme park’s fascinating Indoor Attractions include Britain in the Blitz, The War Gallery and Aviation Experience and an entire Victorian Village – all under one roof.

 Visitors can step back in time to the 1800s and the reign of Queen Victoria with a trip around the unique Victorian Village.

The Victorian Village features more than 50 scenes. Gaze through shop windows, step inside the local pub, visit the greengrocers, ironmongers, butchers, shoemakers and even the apothecary.

Everything from a schoolroom and blacksmiths to the fire station is authentically recreated with thousands of genuine artefacts.

 There’s also the opportunity to re-discover the lost world of William White, a pharmacist who lived and worked in Somerset. When he died in 1909, the shop was boarded up by his son and remained untouched for more than 80 years.

The walls are lined with medicine bottles, apothecary jars, quartz carboys, demijohns, pill dispensers and mortars and pestles. The entire shop was painstakingly dismantled and carefully rebuilt exactly as it was found.

The Britain in the Blitz exhibition is a dramatic re-creation of daily life during World War Two. Listen out for the air raid sirens and literally feel the floor shake as another bomb hits its target. Find out what life was really like on the Home Front.

Peek inside a wartime kitchen, a classroom and an evocative railway platform scene showing children being evacuated to safety. There are a series of fascinating and poignant letters sent home from children evacuated to Cornwall in order to escape the threat of bombs.