Tuesday 23 June 2020

Who provided medical care in the First World War? 

Discover how people cared for the wounded in the First World War, how they used their skills and resourcefulness to make sure the injured were cared for.

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Carers - Part One

Carers - Part One

Part of the Adventures in History series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.  

Curriculum Links and Learning Topics

First World War, Health and Wellbeing, Women in Wartime, Medicine


Grow Your Own

Poster image for IWM's Family Mission: Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

IWM and CBBC Presenter Ben Shires are back with a veggie-packed mission for you.

Taking inspiration from the children of the First World War we’ll be reducing our food waste and getting inventive with our leftover veggies!

Watch mission briefing>

Medicine in the trenches

A Royal Irish Fusilier attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal the enemy position, Gallipoli, 1915.
Trench Warfare.

Medicine in the trenches

This week we're learning about medical care during the First World War.

Learn more about life in the trenches. IWM has created a learning resource and activities based on the real stories of six people who experienced trench life during the First World War. 


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Book A Visit to IWM

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London
School visits to IWM London
From the moment you step into the iconic atrium, to the countless discoveries awaiting you in the award-winning galleries, IWM London examines the continuing influence of war on our world.
IWM North landscape view
IWM North
School visits to IWM North
Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
IWM Duxford Showcase
IWM Duxford
School visits to IWM Duxford
Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.