Every weekend until 24 March | Daily from 10 February - 25 February 2024
Every one of the objects at Imperial War Museum North has a story to tell. But we need your wits and imagination to help explore our collections and find connections.
Celebrating the Dickin Medal, awarded to animals for bravery, discover amazing stories of animal heroes from the Second World War with our new Story Seekers trolley.
Explore real museum objects and photographs and learn about the roles animals held during wartime – including the stories of mascots and how they boosted moral.
Animals and War
Part of the Big Picture Show at IWM North.
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Join IWM expert Clare as she shares real life stories about courageous animal heroes. Clare will tell us about animals that are super smart and can do amazing things that modern equipment and highly skilled people cannot!
Family Mission: Animal Investigators
IWM experts Clare and Roly are here to show you some photos from IWM’s collections of different animals in wartime. Each of these animals had a very specific job… but what were they?