Make Do and Mend



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  • 10:00 - 16:30

  • 10:00 - 16:30

  • 10:00 - 16:30

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Buying new clothes was rationed from June 1941 until 1949. Make Do and Mend was part of the government’s campaign urging people to repair, reuse and reimagine their existing clothes during the Second World War.

Explore how those on the Home Front did Make Do and Mend in this short family friendly demonstration!

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is a friendly and fun museum in Bodmin, Cornwall. They hold all kinds of events and activities on selected dates all year round, and welcome all visitors, including groups, children, and even well behaved dogs!

Access: - the museum is on the first and second floor of the building, accessed by a flight of stairs. If you can carry a pushchair up the stairs there is room to push it round the museum. 

The museum say 'If you are unable to access the museum via the stairs, but wish to see or learn about a particular item or aspect of history, please get in touch and we will do all we can to assist.'

For visitors with a visual impairment, supported visits tailored to your needs including ’hands on’ sessions with museum objects are available to pre-book.

For visitors with autism, special quiet times and spaces are offered. 

Parking: - car park available to the rear of the museum, several pay and display car parks in walking distance if the museum car park is full

Toilets: - yes

Food: - none served on site

Dogs: - welcome everywhere