We Were There: Ask Questions About Conflict

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.

“A fantastic morning! The children were riveted and extremely engaged by a combination of rich stories… and thought provoking activities.” – Key Stage 2 Teacher

What do your students want to know about everyday life during conflict? This is a very special chance to meet veterans and eyewitnesses, hear their personal stories, ask questions, and discover historic objects.

An unforgettable experience. 

This programme allows active exploration of curriculum subjects in relation to real historic artefacts within the museum and the real-life experiences of veterans and eyewitnesses.


Learning objectives:

  • Understand the impact of war on people’s lives and the variety of experiences
  • Develop confidence in questioning and listening skills through collaborative conversations with adults and peers

How do I book?


Bookings now open.



  • Tuesday 30 January 2018
  • Tuesday 27 February 2018
  • Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Tuesday 24 April 2018
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018


Curriculum links
English: Spoken Language

History: a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Citizenship: Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Duration: 3 hours, including lunch break

Cost: £125 per group (min 16 - max 30)

Key Stage Suitability: KS2 (year 5 and 6), SEN students working at KS3 or above

Branch: IWM North