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IWM is one of the venues available to visit through Hyundai's new ground-breaking programme The Great British School Trip, which offers a selection of free school trips and travel bursaries to reduce costs for schools, helping 25,000 young people access inspirational school trips. If you need support for your school trip to IWM in 2024, click here to find out more.


NATO 75: A Political and Military Alliance

Three new learning resources to mark the 75th anniversary of The North Atlantic Treaty, signed in 1949, and designed to provide greater collective defence and European military co-operation in the aftermath of the Second World War. Explore the origins of NATO, it's role through the Cold War and what role NATO has in the 21st century.

Symbol of NATO which is comprised of a 4-pointed star representing a compass.
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Classroom Resource

NATO: The Origins of a Political and Military Alliance

This resource is designed to provide students with an overview of the establishment of NATO and NATO’s role in key past and current global events such as the Cold War with various discussion points and prompts. The discussion points will allow for critical thinking and analysis, exploring the years following the Second World War and the future of an alliance that was formed in the aftermath of a conflict that affected millions of lives. 

Berlin Wall in 1989 before it is torn down, you can see the chips that have been taken away by the public.
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Classroom Resource

NATO and The Cold War

This resource explores a timeline of key events, decisions, and NATO involvements since 1949 to 1991. Focusing on the social, political, and economic impacts of NATO and how this organisation has shaped world events. Discussion points will allow for critical thinking and analysis, exploring the years following the Second World War.

A section of the twisted and rusted steelwork from the World Trade Centre, New York
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Classroom Resource

NATO and the Modern World

This resource explores a timeline of key events, decisions, and the role of NATO after the Cold War and in the 21st century. Exploring current NATO membership and non-member partnerships, changes in strategy and focus through modern global issues. Discussion points will allow for critical thinking and analysis, exploring how NATO functions in today's society.

School Visits to one of our branches

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London

School visits to IWM London

Discover the stories of lives shaped by war and conflict from 1914 until the present day. Step into the iconic atrium, explore the brand new Second World War Galleries and experience our new learning facilities.

IWM North landscape view
IWM North

School visits to IWM North

Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.

IWM Duxford Showcase
IWM Duxford

School visits to IWM Duxford

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.

Churchill War Rooms - interior image
Churchill War Rooms

School visits to Churchill War Rooms

Discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War.

HMS Belfast on the Thames
HMS Belfast

School visits to HMS Belfast

Explore all nine decks of HMS Belfast to discover what life was like on board for the crew at war and at sea. The most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. A visit to HMS Belfast may support studies of the Second World War, Arctic Convoys, Korean War or the River Thames.

Teachers mingling at a CPD event

Teacher Events

This is our hub for teachers and education professionals where we will keep you up-to-date with the latest events and CPD days we are running. 


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