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 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 remain permanently closed.
We apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause to your visit. For further information, please contact customer services.
How to make a booking:
- Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form stating the day(s) you would like to visit
- You will receive a response within ten working days
- Please don't make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation email with your Visit Confirmation Letter attached.
- Check the booking information and Terms and Conditions.
- Identify potential risks during your visit.
- Book a gift bag in advance for collection during your visit.
- 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.
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.
We have a lunch space for schools and groups. When you book a visit to IWM you will be allocated a lunch time spot.
Groups are not permitted to take bags into the Museum except for medical reasons. We have limited cloakroom space we advise leaving coats and bags on your coach. Please note that we do not store coats or jackets in the bag room. Items left in the school bag room are left at the owner’s risk. There are locker facilities which require a £1 coin. We are unable to store large items of luggage or suitcases and the nearest left luggage facility is at Waterloo Station.
If you have any questions email LearningBookings@iwm.org.uk
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 school session provided there is a minimum of 10 students in your group. If the number of children is less than 10 please consider buying a family ticket at our paid sites or taking part in a family activity.