Groups and Schools

What you can do

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.

Booking a visit

  • All UK schools must book in advance
  • For groups and overseas schools no booking is required
  • 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
  • Gift bags are available to be reserved in advance and collected during your visit

Schools request a visit
Resources for your classroom

Frequently Asked Questions 

What accessibility provisions do you have at IWM? 

IWM tries to ensure we cater for a range of needs and can provide wheelchair access, resources to support blind and visually impaired visitors and deaf and hearing impaired visitors. 

See Accessibility for more details. 

What provisions are there for SEN students? 

There are a wide range of facilities for students with visual, hearing, learning and mobility impairments. Please get in touch if you have any additional questions.  

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. 

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 LearningBookings@iwm.org.uk

Do you offer any other taught sessions besides Holocaust?

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.

What happens to my existing learning session booking?

IWM will honour these bookings.

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.