Learn with IWM

Learn with IWM

Join IWM experts for Adventures in History, our video series that explores fascinating stories and surprising perspectives you might not hear elsewhere! 

Drawing inspiration from the national curriculum, the videos cover everything from spies and submarines to life on the Home Front. 

All summer, join us for a weekly Family Mission - get your “mission briefing” every Friday.


Title graphic for Adventures in History
Adventures in History
Hear the stories of people who lived through extraordinary events and uncover unusual tales with help from IWM experts. 
Family Mission
Get your mission briefing and complete fun challenges together, learning new skills and discovering fascinating facts. 
Browse our archive of stories on topics from the First World War to the present day. 

Explore our Learning Resources

Troops of 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade disembarking with bicycles onto Juno Beach
© IWM (A 23938)
The Cemetery, Étaples, 1919 by John Lavery
© IWM (Art.IWM ART 2884)
Photo Op by kennardphillipps
© kennardphillipps

In line with advice from Public Health England, IWM has taken the decision to close all of its sites until further notice. Bookings for school visits will be suspended during this time. Click here for more information


As a charity, now more than ever IWM needs your support to ensure we can continue to tell personal stories and experiences of conflict for current and future generations to come.

A Balloon Site, Coventry
© IWM (ART LD 2750)
Donate Now
Make a donation to IWM and help us to tell the stories of those affected by conflict, launch our ground-breaking exhibitions and deliver our world-class learning programmes. 
IWM Membership
Become an IWM Member
Help tell stories that deserve to be heard by supporting us as a member and uncover a host of benefits including free standard admission to Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast and IWM Duxford.
A volunteer talks to young visitors to Imperial War Museums
Support Us
Discover the many ways you can support our historically important sites and world-leading collection.

Book a school visit to one of our branches

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London
School visits to IWM London
See war through the eyes of the people who lived it. Be moved. Be inspired. Be transformed.
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. Currently we have a series of free Teacher Lates events where you can sample new and updated sessions and resources.

We will be welcoming schools back to IWM London, IWM North and Duxford from January 2021. Pre-booking for January 2021 onwards will be available from September 2020. School visits to HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms will be paused until at least April 2021.


Should you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us.

Explore our Learning Sessions

School children taking part in the Documentary Challenge session
Age 11-14 (KS3), Age 14-16 (KS4)
Documentary Challenge: The Cold War
Which stories are too important to be kept inside the museum? What deserves more attention from the wider world? Who is telling the story and why?
School children in a We Were There session at IWM Duxford
Age 9-11 (KS2)
We Were There: Ask Questions about Conflict
A unique experience to meet veterans and eyewitnesses to conflict.
Students on gallery at IWM North taking part in the Ministry of Memory school session.
Age 9-11 (KS2), Ages 7-9 (KS2)
Ministry of Memory
The Ministry of Memory is in turmoil; all records of Remembrance have been wiped. Can students save the day?