Schools, FE Colleges and HE

A visit to the award winning IWM North is free and supports the study of History, Literacy, Art and Citizenship.

All schools and FE colleges must book their visit to IWM North in advance.

To enhance your visit further you can add a learning session.  Charges apply. Limited availability at weekends and during school holidays.

Choose what you want to see and do

Learning sessions use original and replica artefacts, documents, photographs, posters and art from our collections. All activities must be pre-booked, so choose from our sessions for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 or Post-16.

Before you request a visit check our current charges, supervision ratios and cancellation policies in our Terms and Conditions.

Request a visit

Once you have decided what you would like to do complete our visit request form

If we can match your request with our availability a provisional booking letter with a suitable itinerary will be emailed to you within five working days. If we cannot accommodate you we will contact you by email. To confirm your visit a signed copy of the provisional booking letter must be returned to the museum within seven days of receipt.

Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received the provisional booking letter.

Queries and requests for changes should be emailed to but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to amend a confirmed booking. We aim to respond to all email enquiries within five working days.

We recommend you make a pre-visit to help you get the most out of your visit. They are free and are designed to introduce teachers and tutors to the architecture, collections, exhibitions and learning offer at IWM North.

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