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.
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
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.