Pupils visiting IWM North

Explore displays on First and Second World War themes such as the Blitz, evacuation, life on the home front, rationing and trench warfare. Studies of the inter-war period and modern conflict as well as cross-curricular subjects can also be enriched by a visit.

Visit Details

  • Suitable for: Ages 7+ (Key stage 2 and above)
  • Accessibility:  IWM North is fully accessible to visitors.  For more information see Accessibility
  • Duration:  An average school visit is approximately 3 hours
  • Cost: A visit to IWM North is free
  • Request your visit

What to see

  • Main Exhibition Space – Trace the history of conflict from 1914 to the present day by following the Timeline
  • Discover more about key themes, such as women in wartime, the Empire and the legacy of war
  • Big Picture Show – A 360° audio-visual experience in the Main Exhibition Space. The shows cover a range of subjects, including rationing, remembrance and life on the home front during the Second World War.  Take a look at our Big Picture Show times
  • Special Exhibition Gallery and WaterWay – These exhibitions change regularly

For further information visit our What to See pages.

What do we offer to booked groups and schools?

  • Reserved coach parking (charges apply)
  • A room for lunch (subject to availability)
  • Activity trails

Planning your visit

Learning sessions

Schools Programme at Imperial War Museum North. Photographed 20th March 2018.

Learning sessions

During term time, learning sessions are also available. These are curriculum-mapped for History, Art, Citizenship, Science or Literacy and involve artefact handling and evaluating evidence.

Find out more.