Group of three pupils visit IWM London for self-guided visit.

A visit to IWM London may support studies of war and conflict from 1914 until the present day.

  • Suitable for: Ages 7+ (Key stage 2 and above)
  • Accessibility:  IWM London is fully accessible to visitors. For more information see Accessibility
  • Duration:  An average school visit is approximately 2-4 hours
  • Cost: Entry to IWM London is free

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What to see at IWM London

For further information visit our What's here page. 

What do we offer to booked school groups?

  • Visit resources and printable activities 
  • A room for lunch (subject to availability)
  • A Meet and Greet service delivered daily by a specially trained group of IWM volunteers. You will be greeted upon arrival, provided with essential practical information for your visit, and introduced to the site through an object on gallery, sparking historical inquiry, and an understanding of causes and consequences, chronology and historical significance.

Please note that unbooked school groups are advised to arrive to the West Entrance from 12pm onwards. Arrivals before this time may be asked to wait to ensure safe visitor capacities are maintained at our schools entrance during peak arrival time for booked groups. Thank you for your understanding.

Planning your visit

  • Risk Assessment

    We encourage teachers to conduct pre-visit planning and to write a Risk Assessment using our Risk Identification page for assistance.

  • Request a Visit

    Fill out our Schools Visit request form to check availability.

  • Digital Learning Resources

    You might want to use our free digital learning resources which can be used to help inspire your visit.

Northern Ireland: Living with the Troubles teacher resources

Residential street in Belfast with barbed wire barrier
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Northern Ireland: Living with the Troubles is a free exhibition open at IWM London until 7 January 2024. 

The below downloadable resources have been specifically created for those visiting the exhibition.

The Teacher Resource helps to provide context for teachers of Key stage 3+ students, while the Student Discussion Booklet is designed to encourage Key stage 3+ classes to engage and better understand the impact of the Troubles.


  • Teacher Resource

    The Troubles were a complex and multi-faceted period of history with continued relevance for many people to this day.

    This teacher resource is designed to provide context for educators bringing their students to the ‘Northern Ireland: Living with the Troubles’ exhibition and offer ideas for thought provoking discussion topics linked to the History and English curriculum.

    Download the Northern Ireland Teacher Resource PDF

  • Student Discussion Booklet

    The exhibition ‘Northern Ireland: Living with the Troubles’ examines this period of history through multiple perspectives of people who experienced it.

    This Student Discussion Booklet is designed to encourage your Key stage 3+ class to engage with the exhibition in a thoughtful and reflective way.

    Students will use discussion questions and the poetry of Seamus Heaney to better understand the continued impact of the Troubles.

    Download the Northern Ireland Student Discussion Booklet PDF