Learning Sessions

Book a learning session

Please book a school visit to IWM North. Booking is required for both Self-Guided and facilitated activities. To book, click on your preferred heading below.

Online resources

We have a new range of online resources for you to use in school, including new STEM resource for key stage 3 & 4. These resources can be used separately or to support your visit to IWM North.

  • 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.

  • This interactive session is a unique chance to meet veterans and eyewitnesses to hear real stories of conflict and build on the Key Stage 2 curriculum through a cross-curricular approach.

  • This interactive session is a unique chance to meet veterans and eyewitnesses to hear real stories of conflict and build on the Key Stage 3 curriculum through a cross-curricular approach.

  • 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.

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.