Groups and Schools

Thank you for continuing to support IWM.

Bookings are now open for school groups to visit IWM North in the following ways:

Bookings between January – July 2018 are now open.

We also have new classroom resources available, including STEM resources for Key Stages 3 & 4.

Online booking

We are investing in a new online booking system, which will make it easier to arrange your visit with us and will become available during 2017.  

Booking a visit

  • All groups and schools must book in advance
  • You will receive a response within ten working days
  • Do not make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation email with your Visit Confirmation Letter attached.
  • Booking information
  • You can sign up to our mailing list to receive news and updates for Learning and Engagement at IWM.
  • Gift bags are available to be reserved in advance and collected during your visit

Schools request a visit Groups request a visit
Resources for your visit or in the classroom

Frequently Asked Questions

What accessibility provisions do you have at IWM?

See our Accessibility for more details.

What provisions are there for SEN students?

Please get in touch if you have any requirements you wish to discuss.  

Where can we eat lunch?

We have a lunch space for schools and groups. When you book a visit to IWM you will be allocated a lunch time spot.

For groups who wish to purchase refreshments, the IWM North Café offers a perfect opportunity to take a break during your visit. Head Chef Tony Pickup and his team have created menus inspired by the flavours of the North West. The IWM NorthCafé is open daily, 10am - 4.30pm, and serves homemade baked goods, Fairtrade tea and coffee, and a selection of fantastic deli sandwiches and salads.

How do I get to IWM?

All our sites can be reached by public transport. See Plan Your Visit.

Who can I contact to find out more?

If you have any questions email

Do I need to carry out a risk assessment?

Teachers and group leaders are advised to carry out a preliminary visit in advance of their school trip. Please see IWM Identified Risk to help you with your own risk assessment.

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