was to give children an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of an actual WWII air raid. The shelter was built during December 2011, with the help of the Centre’s Site Manager, Doug Oliver. When finished, some of our rare artefacts were placed inside the shelter - items that would have been present in most shelters during the war, including a shelter stove, ARP medical kit, incendiary bomb fire extinguisher, gas masks, and so on. We also installed a hidden surround-sound system, which played the sounds of planes overhead and bomb explosions, rattling the shelter and enhancing the effect. Here are some pictures taken at various stages during the project.