IWM in the Community

At IWM London we're committed to opening up our museum to the community and believe in encouraging local young people to get involved in the museum and delve deeper into its history and collections.

We run youth focused projects to encourage local awareness of IWM London and encourage more museum visits from families in our local community by actively involving young people in the museum.

Through our projects young people have seen behind the scenes of our transformation, got up close to our First World War collections, created their own films, podcasts and posters and shared their stories with their local community.

As well as these projects our IWM Youth Panel of young people aged 14 - 19 meets monthly to provide different perspectives on the museum and to think of new ways to attract young people to the museum.

Find out more about our youth projects

New Perspectives: Lesser known histories of the First World War - Young people were challenged to take a new perspective on the First World War by exploring our archives, pitching ideas to museum curators and making their own films.

Young Reporters - Year 5 pupils from local schools carried out behind the scenes investigations during the transformation of the museum and created films, podcasts and posters to share with our community.

IWM London Youth Advisors - Our unique, enthusiastic group of young people aged 14-19 who work at Imperial War Museums to inspire the next generation.