World War II Inventory

A box which offers a snapshot of life in World War II. The artefacts and replicas in this box include a decommissioned gas mask, a tin of dried eggs, and a child’s knitted teddy bear, as well as a range of printed papers, from contemporary advertisements to government-issue documents. This box is great for exploring a range of WWII topics such as rationing, evacuation and Civil Defence.

World War II Discovery Box Inventory

  • 1 x Clothes rationing book
  • 1 x Two into One leaflet
  • 2 x Darning mushrooms
  • 1 x Decontamination flash
  • 1 x Warden flash
  • 1 x Messenger flash
  • 1 x Ambulance flash
  • 1 x Civil Defence badge
  • 1 x AFS Badge
  • 1 x ARP Badge
  • 1 x replica Incendiary bomb
  • 1 x Gas rattle
  • 1 x Gas mask
  • 1 x Air Raid Warden’s helmet
  • 1 x ARP leaflet
  • 1 x Toy tank
  • 1 x Knitted teddy
  • 1 x Evacuation label
  • 1 x Evacuation letter
  • 1 x Identity card
  • 1 x LDV Handbook
  • 1 x Home Guard certificate
  • 1 x If war should come leaflet
  • 1 x Penny
  • 1 x Farthing
  • 1 x Sixpence
  • 1 x Half a crown
  • 1 x Threepenny bit
  • 1 x Shilling
  • 1 x 2 shillings
  • 1 x Halfpenny
  • 1 x Utility Dress
  • 1 x Utility tea Towel
  • 1 x Your Children’s Food in Wartime leaflet
  • 1 x Dried Eggs leaflet
  • 1 x Puddings without eggs leaflet
  • 1 x 3 dinners for beginners leaflet
  • 1 x Soups leaflet
  • 1 x Suggestions for breakfasts leaflet
  • 1 x How to plan meals for children from 1 – 3 years leaflet
  • 1 x How to plan meals for children from 5 – 12 years leaflet
  • 1 x Women’s Land Army Breeches
  • 1 x Women’s land Army Badge
  • 1 x Replica Food Ration book
  • 1 x Original ration book
  • 1 x Canteen leaflet 3
  • 1 x Canteen leaflet 1
  • 1 x isn’t Mum Clever leaflet
  • 1 x Fry’s chocolate advert
  • 1 x Wolsey advert
  • 1 x Vitbe advert
  • 1 x Bovril advert
  • 1 x Bulmer’s Cider advert
  • 1 x Chocolate Spread leaflet
  • 1 x Salute the Soldier advert
  • 1 x Ministry of Food advert
  • 1 x Squander bug advert
  • 1 x Gas advert
  • 1 x VE Day newspaper
  • 1 x Daily Mirror
  • 1 x Headlamp cover
  • 1 x Blackout curtain
  • 1 x Halibut oil advert
  • 1 x Tin of Dried Egg

Each Discovery Box costs £20.00 per half term or £30 per full term. The boxes can be collected from and returned to any of our three Museums in Abergavenny, Chepstow or Monmouth by prior arrangement.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle
The Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE
01873 854282

Chepstow Museum
Gwy House, Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EZ
01291 625981

Monmouth Museum
Market Hall, Priory Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XA
01600 710630

To hire a Discovery Box please contact:
helenhenley@monmouthshire.gov.uk or karinmolson@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please contact us to discuss your individual discovery box requirements.