History at your Fingertips (7-11 years old)

Presentation with a Canadian guide in the temporary exhibit “Grandma, what was it like during the war?” until December 2016.

  • A unique way to learn History
  • An interactive and personal presentation
  • Second World War objects to be handled by the students


With a Canadian guide to facilitate the activity, pupils use 4 thematic suitcases to retrieve objects throughout the 5 stations that discuss the themes of occupation and Liberation. Following the treasure hunt, each team can put together the personal stories of Bernard and Simone, 2 young Normans, as well as Bobby and Suzanne, two young Canadians. Pupils then compare their contemporary way of life to those of Norman and Canadian children in 1944.

  • Reservation required
  • Presentation for groups visiting the museum
  • Maximum number of students per presentation: 40
  • Recommended age group: 7-11 years old
  • Length of presentation: 45 minutes (30 min. with the guide + 15 min. self-guided).
  • Cost: 1.50€ per person for groups visiting the museum.
  • Time of presentation: to be determined upon reservation and according to availability of guides.

Download the instructions for teachers. (PDF)