Covid-19 Safety Measures

Click here to download our safety measures document to find out how we are keeping you safe on your visit.

Exhibition Notices

IWM is currently in the second phase of Transforming IWM London, a £30.5 million project to develop ground-breaking new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries and a digitally-enabled learning suite set across two levels of the Museum, opening in late October 2021. These gallery spaces for school groups need to be booked and are not available until the 3rd of November.

How to make a booking:
  1. Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form stating the day(s) you would like to visit
  2. You will receive a response within ten working days
  3. Please don't make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation email with your Visit Confirmation Letter attached.
  4. Check the booking information and Terms and Conditions.
  5. Identify potential risks during your visit.
  6. Take a look at our classroom resources.

Please remember that all UK schools must book in advance (this does not apply to overseas schools). You can sign up to our mailing list to receive news and updates for Learning and Engagement at IWM.

Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form to start your booking.

Frequently asked questions

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. 

See Accessibility for more details. 

There are a wide range of facilities for students with visual, hearing, learning and mobility impairments. Please get in touch if you have any additional questions. 

You will be allocated a lunch time with your booking in our school lunchroom. When using the lunchroom please ensure you do not remain in the space for longer than your allocated time. You are welcome to use the cleaning products provided to wipe down tables. Frequent cleaning will also be in place. 

There are outside public spaces you may wish to consider as an option on the day.

A School Bag Room is available; space is limited and it is not staffed so please be advised that all property is left there at your own risk.

All our sites can be reached by public transport.  Lambeth North, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations are within walking distance. Please see TfL Google MapsAA Route Planner or National Rail for more details.

If you have any questions email [email protected]

Teachers and group leaders are advised to carry out a preliminary visit in advance of their school trip. Please see IWM Identified Risk to help you with your own risk assessment.

Home Education groups are welcome to book a self-guided visit in groups of 15 or more and school sessions can be booked for Home Educated groups of any size.  If the number in your group is less than 15 please consider buying a family ticket at our paid sites or taking part in a family activity.