Pupils visit IWM London

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 2-4hours
  • Cost: Entry to IWM London is free
  • Request a visit

What to see at IWM London

For further information visit our What's on pages.

Exhibition Notices

IWM is currently in the second phase of Transforming IWM London, a £30.5 million project to develop new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries and a digitally-enabled learning suite set across two levels of the Museum, opening in 2021. 

As part of the preparation work for this development, there will be closures on the Level 1 and Level 2 terraces from May until September 2020, reducing the Second World War content on display. The Secret War and Family in Wartime galleries have closed permanently.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause to your visit. For further information, please contact customer services if you have any questions.

What do we offer to booked school groups?

  • Free First World War Gallery Guide
  • 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.

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.

  • Digital Learning Resources

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

  • Request a Visit

    Fill out our Schools Visit request form to check availability.