Groups and Schools

What you can do

From 1 December 2016, bookings will open for school groups to visit our branches in the following ways:

These will be available to book for January – August 2017.

We have increased the amount of Holocaust teaching sessions available at IWM London to respond to high demand and we have new classroom resources available, including STEM resources for Key Stages 3 & 4.

Online booking

We are committed to providing the best possible ways for children to engage with our galleries, collections and stories. We have invested in a new online system which will be live from early 2017 and will make it easier for you to book your visit online. 

Brand new sessions

We will be piloting a small number of new sessions from April - July 2017 across our branches. If you'd like your class to help shape our future sessions during this time, please contact learning@iwm.org.uk to register your interest and we’ll be in touch with more information. Subject to availability.

We will be opening bookings for new sessions in July 2017 and we will be contacting you again when these open.

Teacher evenings

As part of creating our new programme, we'd like to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see for schools at IWM. If you'd like to register your interest in an evening of drinks and conversation about learning at your local IWM, please contact learning@iwm.org.uk and we'll be in touch with more information. Subject to availability.

Thank you once again for supporting IWM and for your patience during our review period. We look forward to welcoming you for your next visit.

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
  • You can sign up to our mailing list to receive news and updates for Learning and Engagement at IWM.

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 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.