Second World War Loan Box featuring items found in the box
Mat Norman Imperial War Museums
IWM North
Second World War Loan Boxes
Taking our collection beyond the walls of our museum, schools can book specially created loan box experiences inspired by the Second World War.
First World War Loan Box Content
IWM North
First World War Loan Boxes
Finding Our First World War is a Heritage Lottery funded project running at IWM North which has supported those teaching and learning about the impact of the First World War. 
School children taking part in a session of We Were There
KS2, KS3
We Were There
A unique experience to meet veterans and eyewitnesses to conflict.
Students on gallery at IWM North taking part in the Ministry of Memory school session.
Ministry of Memory
The Ministry of Memory is in turmoil; all records of Remembrance have been wiped. Can students save the day?
Students taking part in the Documentary Challenge session in the museum galleries.
KS2, KS3, KS4
Documentary Challenge
Which stories are too important to be kept inside the museum? What deserves more attention from the wider world? Who is telling the story and why?
Main Exhibition Space IWM North
IWM North
Activity Trails
A series of trails have been created to help your students explore IWM North. Our trails encourage your students to look closely at some key items on display linked to a particular theme.

Learn about the Holocaust

Holocaust: People and Objects session
KS3, KS4
The Holocaust: People and Objects
Through looking at the artifacts on display and hearing personal stories, students gain an insight into the impact of the Holocaust on survivors and their families.
Life in Nazi Germany
KS3, KS4
The Holocaust: Life in Germany 1919-1939
Students will deepen their understanding of how political, economic and social change in Germany affected the people who lived there. They will use artefacts and archive material to make links between individuals, groups and events.