Bookings are now open for groups to visit IWM North between September 2018– December 2019.


All groups must book in advance.

  1. Fill out the Groups 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. Download a floor plan of IWM North
  6. Identify potential risks during your visit.

Fill out the Groups Visit Request Form to start your booking 

Things to do

Big Picture Show at IWM North
Permanent display
Big Picture Show

IWM North


A view of the Main Exhibition Space at IWM North with a field gun in the foreground and steel from the World Trade Center in the background.
Permanent display
Main Exhibition Space

IWM North


Peter Thomas
Image used with kind permission of the Trustees of the RAF Museum
Permanent display
Mixing It: The Changing Faces of Wartime Britain

IWM North


Frequently asked questions
What accessibility provisions do you have at IWM?

See our Accessibility page for more details.

What provisions are there for SEN students?

Please get in touch if you have any requirements you wish to discuss. 

Where can we eat lunch?

We have a lunch space for schools and groups. When you book a visit to IWM you will be allocated a lunch time spot.

For groups who wish to purchase refreshments, the IWM North Café offers a perfect opportunity to take a break during your visit. Head Chef Tony Pickup and his team have created menus inspired by the flavours of the North West. The IWM North Café is open daily, 10am - 4.30pm, and serves homemade baked goods, Fairtrade tea and coffee, and a selection of fantastic deli sandwiches and salads.

How do I get to IWM?

All our sites can be reached by public transport. Please see TfGM, Google Maps, AA 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.