Every weekend until 24 March | Daily from 10 February - 25 February 2024

10am – 4pm, drop-in

IWM North

Main Exhibition Space



Family taking part in a table top activity

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. 

Exhibitions and Installations

Animals and War

Scene from Animals and War Big Picture Show
IWM North

Part of the Big Picture Show at IWM North. 

Can’t visit us?

Check out our online learning resources.

  • Adventures in History: Amazing Animals graphic

    Amazing Animals

    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!

  • Poster for Family Mission: Animal Investigators

    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?

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Also at IWM North this February Half Term

Family sitting at a table with activities
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Family Hub | Amazing Animals

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IWM North
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