10.30am - 3.30pm weekdays

Subject to availability*

IWM North

Event co-produced by the National Holocaust Centre and the University of Nottingham.

Free event with general admission

Please sign up for a time-slot at least 30 minutes in advance.

Above: One of the 100 most iconic images of history according to Time Magazine. This photo shows Jews held at gunpoint by German soldiers during the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in May 1943. It was taken by German propaganda photographers.

From 15 January until 27 March 2020 a new project is moving in to the Libeskind learning room at IWM North. An intriguing virtual reality (VR) experience, 'The Eye as Witness: Through Whose Eyes?' has been co-produced by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum and a team of academics from the University of Nottingham. It forms part of a touring exhibition, different elements of which are hosted by The National Holocaust Centre and Museum at venues across the country.

The experience at IWM North is an exclusive look into a specific historic photograph, in small groups you will be guided through the VR and accompanying materials by IWM Volunteers.

This experience is free but on the day booking is essential. Please check availability and sign up for a ten-minute experience in the museum shop. Due to the practicalities of the VR equipment, users must be aged 12+.


* Due to limited availability this experience is not available for group bookings. It is first come first served and subject to availability of the volunteers and the learning room. Sign up on the day at least 30 minutes before the session start, last time-slot if available is 2.30pm. Visitors are advised to check the availability of the experience before their visit.