We Were There is Imperial War Museums’ remarkable programme where visitors can meet real life veterans and eyewitnesses of war. Although it’s not currently possible to meet our We Were There volunteers, you can read their profiles to discover more about the people behind the stories.
All our eyewitnesses and veterans are volunteers, who give their time to share these important stories. They have a wide range of stories - from being evacuated during the Second World War, to living through The Troubles in Northern Ireland, serving in the Royal Navy during the Falklands War and more.
We Were There usually runs at IWM London, IWM North, IWM Duxford and HMS Belfast during school holidays.