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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 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:
  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. Book a gift bag in advance for collection during your visit.
  7. 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
What accessibility provisions do you have at IWM? 

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. 

What provisions are there for SEN students? 

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. 

Where can we eat lunch? 

Unfortunately our lunch room is not currently available. If you have a learning session booked the teaching room might be available as a picnic room on request on the day of your visit. Self-guided groups will need to plan their visit around lunch. There are outside public spaces you may wish to consider as an option on the day

Can we leave coats and bags?

The bag room and lockers are currently unavailable.

How do I get to IWM London? 

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.

Who can I contact to find out more? 

If you have any questions email

Do I need to carry out a risk assessment? 

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.

Can I book a learning session as a home educator?

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.