IWM North School Visits And Trips

Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North 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.

What we offer

  • IWM North viewed from Salford Quays

    Plan and book a school visit

    Bookings are now open for visits and learning sessions up to July 2025. 

  • Pupils visiting IWM North
    © IWM

    Learning sessions

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

  • Children sitting on the floor listening during a session at IWM North
    © IWM

    Self-guided visits

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

  • The Second World War Loan box showing the objects found inside.
    © IWM

    Loan boxes and kit bags

    Bring learning into the classroom with our inspiring collection of free First World War kit bags and Second World War loan boxes. 

Learning resources

Adventures in History: D-Day - People and Planning
Home Learning

D-Day: People and Planning

Want to hear about the biggest invasion by land, sea and air in history? Discover how D-Day was planned and learn about the real people who were part of it.

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.

Heavy Artillery by Colin Gill
©IWM (Art.IWM ART 2274)
Classroom Resource

Fighting in the Trenches

Use these sources to learn more about the experience of fighting in the trenches.


Important Information

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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.