Friday 29 October and Saturday 30 October

Free, drop in, 10am – 3pm

IWM North


Free event with general admission

Please pre-book tickets to IWM North for this activity

Meet eyewitnesses to conflict and gain first-hand insight into the impact of war on people’s lives.

Find our special guests across the museum, giving an opportunity for all visitors to hear their personal stories - ranging from driving a tank, to being evacuated from the place they called home.

Join in interactive workshops and meet invited illustrators, authors and journalists who will allow you to explore how these memories can be recorded in greater detail.

  • Author: Tom Palmer, Children’s Author. (titles include; D-Day Dog and Arctic Star).
  • Illustrator: Rowan Watts.
  • Journalist: Kate Hill.

We Were There: Meet Our Eyewitnesses

We Were There: Meet Our Eyewitnesses

Discover more about the people behind the stories.
Mike, one of the veterans participating in IWM's We Were There programme