Groups and Schools

What you can do

Groups and schools can explore Churchill War Rooms on a self-directed visit. A short introductory film and audio guides in English, French, German and Spanish are included in the admission price, subject to availability.

Schools and groups booking information:

  • For prices see Tickets and Prices.
  • All schools and groups 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.
  • Schools must make a direct booking with IWM to qualify for free admission. Bookings made via a travel operator/third party organiser are subject to admission charges.
  • Children must be supervised at all times with at least one adult for every ten children.
  • Large groups may have to be divided.
  • Additional booking information
  • If you have any questions email 
  • Gift bags are available to be reserved in advance and collected during your visit

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What accessibility provisions do you have at IWM?

We are committed to ensuring Churchill War Rooms is accessible to as many visitors as possible.

See Accessibility for more details.

What provisions are there for SEN students?

See our Accessibility for more details. Please get in touch if you have any requirements you wish to discuss.

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 you offer any other taught sessions?

IWM is developing a new, exciting and pioneering learning and engagement programme. This will be rolled out in 2017 – in time for the museum’s own centenary. In order to create this programme, and remain relevant to today’s audiences, IWM will be pausing the delivery of learning sessions (with the exception of Holocaust Learning sessions at IWM London and IWM North) from May to the end of 2016.

School groups are still welcome to visit all our museums throughout this period and digital resources are on offer.

We are sorry for any disappointment caused by the short-term pause in provision of learning sessions; however we are sure that the future Learning and Engagement programme, available from 2017, will provide long-lasting benefits for all our audiences.

Do I need to carry out a risk assessment?

We encourage teachers to conduct pre-visit planning. To request two free group leader pre-visit tickets

Please see IWM Identified Risk to help you with your own risk assessment.