About Letters of Lockdown

During lockdown last year, as part of an initiative to stay connected, spread kindness and alleviate loneliness, we invited members of the public tput pen to paper and send us letters relating to their own experiences of the pandemic. Taking inspiration from the records in our With Love exhibition, these letters addressed themes of separation, kindness, strength and hope. 

The Time Travel Club created a set of complimentary resources designed to inspire children and families to take part.  We provided images of the real letters with context information, as well as writing prompts to help inspire contributions from younger members. 

The letters displayed here show the resilience and hopefulness of members of the public during an extraordinary year. 

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