Learning 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.

  • Investigating The Collections. Students deepen their understanding of how political, economic and social change in Germany affected the people who lived there. They use artefacts and archive material to make links between individuals, groups and events.

  • Prior knowledge of the Holocaust is essential.
    Tour. Through looking at the artefacts on display and hearing personal stories, students gain an insight into the impact of the Holocaust on survivors and their families.

  • Prior knowledge of the Holocaust is essential.
    Investigating The Collections. Using a range of source material, students piece together a picture of what happened to Lodz and the people imprisoned in the Ghetto there during the Second World War.

  • A series of trails have been created to help your students explore IWM North. Our trails encourage your students to look closely at some key items on display linked to a particular theme.

  • Explore displays on the First and Second World War themes such as the Blitz, evacuation, life on the home front, rationing and trench warfare. Discover more about the inter-war period, the Cold War and modern conflict.

  • How can museum collections show us what happened in the past? These sessions are designed to show teachers how we can learn about history by exploring source material and personal stories.

Groups and Schools

We offer a range of activities, discovery trials and self-guided tours for visiting groups and schools.

The Big Picture Show

Check the screening times of our immersive Big Picture Show, which brings to life people's experiences of war.