Bookings are available for visits to IWM North up to the end of December 2020. Please note that learning sessions are currently only available until July 2020. 

We also have new classroom resources available, including STEM resources for Key Stages 3 & 4.  Please remember that all UK schools must book in advance (this doesn't apply to overseas schools).

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All schools (UK and overseas) must book in advance.

  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. Download a Floor map of IWM North
  6. Identify potential risks during your visit.
  7. Book a gift bag in advance for collection during your visit

Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form to start your booking 

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 North?

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.

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.