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Camouflaged dummy tank in Kensington Gardens © IWM (Q 17701)

Aerial surveillance and trench warfare during the First World War meant that camouflaging military positions, storage and activities was crucial on the Western Front. So in 1916, a ‘school’ for demonstrating and experimenting with camouflage was set up in Kensington Gardens.

In September 2017, we’ll be exploring camouflage techniques and the history of the Camouflage School at Kensington Gardens. Come and find out more with activities for adults and children!

Come and find out more

We've got lots happening in September!

Free

Camouflage School Public Open Day

Come along to the Camouflage School and find out how Kensington Gardens was used in WW1 to experiment with new ways of misleading the enemy.

Kensington Gardens

Free

Harvest festival at the allotment in Kensington Gardens

You are invited to see the fruits of our endeavours and discover the allotment - a hidden gem in Kensington Gardens that has quickly established itself as a popular park destination.

Kensington Gardens

Free

Camouflage School Public Open Day

Come and experience Kensington Gardens as it was a century ago.

Kensington Gardens

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