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The New Forest Visitor Centre

As part of the existing Museum a World War II exhibition was created to illustrate the New Forest at War during the 1940's. The exhibition was to capture the essence of the New Forest becoming a military camp. To replicate the air war in this area both during 1940 and later, D-Day, a high impact exhibit was created to reflect this. A full size parachute was made and suspended from the ceiling with silhouette aeroplane images projected into the canopy and an audio background of aeroplane engine noise. The rest of the wartime ambience is provided by a part re-construction of a nissan hit which houses an interactive map. There is also a further audio presentation from a PIR activated exhibit of a typical New Forest Housewife who describes what life is like during the height of the war.