Tea For II

3 April 2020 – 12 July 2020

Free Entry, Donations Appreciated

A comfort of family life, a shared rest from work and a warming treat; a cup of tea is quintessentially British and symbolic of home. Tea for II is our exciting new exhibition programme inspired by the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day.


Working in partnership with students and staff from UAL Central St Martins and Staffordshire Libraries, we have interpreted the experiences of the World War II generation, through first hand accounts, family stories and perceptions of the era.  Explore the origins of tea, its uses and trends, and be inspired by the ceramic works on display, symbolising its importance and meaning.


The exhibition will be displayed in the Remembrance Centre with a centrepiece installation in our amphitheatre.


A family trail and children’s activity area are available to accompany the exhibition.