IWM London School Visits And Trips

IWM London tells the story of conflict from 1914 to the present day. School groups can choose to take part in a variety of learning sessions, aimed at KS2-4 and led by one of our expert educators. Alternatively, groups can opt to explore the museum on a free self-guided visit.

All school visits must be pre-booked and school group access to the Holocaust Galleries is only permitted as part of our Holocaust Learning Session.

What we offer

  • IWM London viewed from the front of the building
    © IWM

    Plan and book a school visit

    Bookings are now open for visits and learning sessions up to July 2024. 

  • Image showing child with iPad during learning sessions at IWM London
    © IWM

    Learning sessions

    We offer detailed learning sessions which involve you and your students in exploring a particular theme, or time in history.

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

    Self-guided visits

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

Learning resources

Tony Blair
© kennardphillipps
Classroom Resource

Contemporary Art and War

Artwork and interviews from a selection of the artists’ who were featured in IWM North’s Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War exhibition.

The Cemetery, Étaples, 1919 by John Lavery
© IWM (Art.IWM ART 2884)
Classroom Resource

Remembrance in the First World War

Use these sources to find out about Remembrance during the First World War.

Still from the British film "The Battle of the Somme".
© IWM (Q 79501)
Classroom Resource

Battle of the Somme - GCSE Source Analysis Skills: Reliability & Usefulness

This resource has been developed in line with the Pearson Edexcel GCSE syllabus: The British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

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  • Accessibility

    IWM tries to ensure we cater for a range of needs and can provide wheelchair access, resources to support blind and visually impaired visitors and deaf and hearing impaired visitors. 

  • Safeguarding

    IWM wishes to ensure that all children and vulnerable adults are safe and protected from harm whilst visiting its premises. This policy and accompanying procedures outline the safeguarding systems in place. 

'For its continued effort in bringing war history to life for young people, the award for 'Best Museum Visit' goes to the Imperial War Museum London' - School Travel Awards, 2022