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Imperial War Museum London


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
114 reviews


Excellent
 
73%

Very Good
 
23%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
3%

Awful
 
0%

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Our children accessed the First and Second World War galleries and found lots of artefacts and information to grab their attention. (June 2022 - Primary School)




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Straightforward (March 2022 - Secondary School)




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Excellent communications, guides and the Holocaust exhibition was brilliant. (February 2022 - Secondary School)




Superb communications, guides and Holocaust exhibition. (February 2022 - Secondary School)




So many things to see! (February 2022 - Primary School & Secondary School)




Excellent venue that supports students' learning in their history studies. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




The IWM never fails to provide a very informed and interesting visit. We took part in an interactive activity for the first time with the students taking part in a webcam / podcast task which we have enjoyed reviewing back at school. All very much linked to being Future Ready. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




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Excellent visit as always. Informative and thought-provoking. (February 2020 - Secondary School)




Great museum with lots of information and interaction for students. Lots of help and guidance from the staff to extend students' knowledge and deepen their understanding (February 2020 - Secondary School)




Brilliant museum. The galleries are so engaging, but can get crowded. (February 2020 - Secondary School)




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Anderson shelter section closed (November 2019 - Primary School)




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Spoke to teachers who went on the trip, who say it was terrific. (October 2019 - Primary School)




Outstanding. (October 2019 - Secondary School)




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(August 2019 - Secondary School)




An outstanding experience. Welcomed by a historian, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The First World War exhibit was exceptionally moving. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




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Museum was fab said one of the pupil (June 2019 - Secondary School)




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Great volunteers who gave us brilliant talks. (March 2019 - Primary School)




Lots of information and the children really enjoyed it. The distance was a problem for us as we did not get as much time as we wanted but the venue and information was excellent. (March 2019 - Primary School)




Lots of excellent exhibitions and galleries to explore (March 2019 - Secondary School)




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Do need to use a worksheet for focus. (February 2019 - Primary School)




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(January 2019 - Primary School)




Brilliant World War 1 exhibit. Well-presented selection of artefacts, maps, videos, display material. It gets a bit crowded sometimes, but it's also a very popular place. (January 2019 - Secondary School)




(December 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic artefacts and resources. Perhaps more interactive exhibits? (November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent exhibitions and volunteers around to provide further information for children. Really helpful staff who gave lots of information on my pre-visit. Had to queue outside (by school entrance) waiting for other classes, from other schools to go inside. Lots of school, so had to wait around 15 mins which was not great. (November 2018 - Primary School)




The staff organising the children's belongings were disorganised and rude. The activity that we had paid for was not of a good standard and the documentaries that were made were unavailable for download afterwards as promised. (November 2018 - Primary School)




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(November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent provision with telephones to guide students to key sites (November 2018 - Secondary School)




Good, but you have to direct students carefully to what you wan them to see. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




Hard to do justice to all the exhibits and learning experiences available in such a short space of time, but what we did was very worthwhile and broadened the children's understanding of conflict. (October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




I visited the IWM London with a group of Year 10 pupils. I thought the Holocaust exhibit was good, except that we were pressed for time and needed to leave early in light of catching a train. Some staff were not happy with this and became quite terse which I felt was unnecessary and rude. When we finished the exhibit, there was no member of staff to greet us or direct us to collect our bags. I had to ask a volunteer and then someone at the front desk to contact the member of staff who took in our bags. Eventually the staff member was tracked down and we were allowed to collect our bags and leave. I did notice that staff were extremely busy, but felt they could have been a bit more friendlier. This experience has put me off from rebooking a trip. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




It was a large open plan museum and the staff were particularly accommodating. The staff led two talks despite only booking self-led tours. (October 2018 - Primary School)




Fabulous day, incredible place full of fascinating artefacts and stories behind them. The museum itself hasn't lost a star - it was more about the organisation of admitting school groups.Very disappointed to get there at our allotted time, only to be kept waiting for well over an hour to be let in. Very little understanding of how this would impact on remainder of the day and the moods of the children. Once in the exhibitions were fabulous - the only slight let down was the lack of the "trench experience" and that our students were too young to go into the Holocaust exhibition as part of a school group, but can if they're with parents. (September 2018 - Secondary School)




Lots of space for pupils to wander safely and take in information. Short tour given at the start. (September 2018 - Secondary School)




Great Museum with a lot of history to share. very accessible for all. (September 2018 - Primary School)




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(July 2018 - Secondary School)




Very informative and friendly staff. They knew a lot about topic and their sessions were planned and developed students' understanding and knowledge of the Holocaust (July 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Great exhibition, easy to deal with and responsive staff. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




Staff were very helpful. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience. There were lots of interactive activities to engage the pupils. (June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




Always a thought provoking trip- students behaved excellent. (June 2018 - Secondary School)




Always very impressed with the Holocaust exhibit that we visit here. It is a valuable part of our curriculum. (May 2018 - Secondary School)




It would be nice to be able to book further in advance than they allow. It can become very busy with school children and the lunch room can be chaos. We couldn't find access to any educational booklets etc so had to make up our own. Overall a very worthwhile trip. (May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




The tour around the houses of parliament was very good and suitable for sixth form history pupils. The Imperial War museum was also very impressive and interesting, again for our history pupils. (April 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Secondary School)




Despite lateness as a result of bad traffic in London, we had a very successful day at the Imperial War Museum, who did all that they could to ensure we had a good trip! (March 2018 - Secondary School)




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(March 2018 - Primary School)




Holocaust Audio guides excellent and plenty for pupils to engage with in several galleries (February 2018 - Secondary School)




Brilliantly stimulating venue. Students loved it. (February 2018 - Secondary School)




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Teaching session a bit long for Y9 but audio guides and exhibition excellent, engaging, informative and moving. (January 2018 - Secondary School)




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Description

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Contact

Imperial War Museum London
London
London
SE1 6HZ

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
114 reviews


Excellent
 
73%

Very Good
 
23%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
3%

Awful
 
0%

August 2022 - Secondary School




August 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Primary School




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Primary School
Our children accessed the First and Second World War galleries and found lots of artefacts and information to grab their attention.



June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022




May 2022




May 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Secondary School
Straightforward



March 2022 - Secondary School




February 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Secondary School
Excellent communications, guides and the Holocaust exhibition was brilliant.



February 2022 - Secondary School
Superb communications, guides and Holocaust exhibition.



February 2022 - Primary School & Secondary School
So many things to see!



November 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent venue that supports students' learning in their history studies.



November 2021 - Secondary School
The IWM never fails to provide a very informed and interesting visit. We took part in an interactive activity for the first time with the students taking part in a webcam / podcast task which we have enjoyed reviewing back at school. All very much linked to being Future Ready.



November 2021 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Secondary School




March 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Secondary School




February 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent visit as always. Informative and thought-provoking.



February 2020 - Secondary School
Great museum with lots of information and interaction for students. Lots of help and guidance from the staff to extend students' knowledge and deepen their understanding



February 2020 - Secondary School
Brilliant museum. The galleries are so engaging, but can get crowded.



February 2020 - Secondary School




February 2020 - Secondary School




February 2020 - Secondary School




January 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Anderson shelter section closed



November 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School
Spoke to teachers who went on the trip, who say it was terrific.



October 2019 - Secondary School
Outstanding.



October 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
An outstanding experience. Welcomed by a historian, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The First World War exhibit was exceptionally moving.



July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
Museum was fab said one of the pupil



June 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School
Great volunteers who gave us brilliant talks.



March 2019 - Primary School
Lots of information and the children really enjoyed it. The distance was a problem for us as we did not get as much time as we wanted but the venue and information was excellent.



March 2019 - Secondary School
Lots of excellent exhibitions and galleries to explore



March 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Secondary School




February 2019 - Primary School
Do need to use a worksheet for focus.



February 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Secondary School
Brilliant World War 1 exhibit. Well-presented selection of artefacts, maps, videos, display material. It gets a bit crowded sometimes, but it's also a very popular place.



December 2018 - Secondary School




November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic artefacts and resources. Perhaps more interactive exhibits?



November 2018 - Primary School
Excellent exhibitions and volunteers around to provide further information for children. Really helpful staff who gave lots of information on my pre-visit. Had to queue outside (by school entrance) waiting for other classes, from other schools to go inside. Lots of school, so had to wait around 15 mins which was not great.



November 2018 - Primary School
The staff organising the children's belongings were disorganised and rude. The activity that we had paid for was not of a good standard and the documentaries that were made were unavailable for download afterwards as promised.



November 2018




November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent provision with telephones to guide students to key sites



October 2018 - Secondary School
Good, but you have to direct students carefully to what you wan them to see.



October 2018 - Primary School
Hard to do justice to all the exhibits and learning experiences available in such a short space of time, but what we did was very worthwhile and broadened the children's understanding of conflict.



October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
I visited the IWM London with a group of Year 10 pupils. I thought the Holocaust exhibit was good, except that we were pressed for time and needed to leave early in light of catching a train. Some staff were not happy with this and became quite terse which I felt was unnecessary and rude. When we finished the exhibit, there was no member of staff to greet us or direct us to collect our bags. I had to ask a volunteer and then someone at the front desk to contact the member of staff who took in our bags. Eventually the staff member was tracked down and we were allowed to collect our bags and leave. I did notice that staff were extremely busy, but felt they could have been a bit more friendlier. This experience has put me off from rebooking a trip.



October 2018 - Primary School
It was a large open plan museum and the staff were particularly accommodating. The staff led two talks despite only booking self-led tours.



September 2018 - Secondary School
Fabulous day, incredible place full of fascinating artefacts and stories behind them. The museum itself hasn't lost a star - it was more about the organisation of admitting school groups.Very disappointed to get there at our allotted time, only to be kept waiting for well over an hour to be let in. Very little understanding of how this would impact on remainder of the day and the moods of the children. Once in the exhibitions were fabulous - the only slight let down was the lack of the "trench experience" and that our students were too young to go into the Holocaust exhibition as part of a school group, but can if they're with parents.



September 2018 - Secondary School
Lots of space for pupils to wander safely and take in information. Short tour given at the start.



September 2018 - Primary School
Great Museum with a lot of history to share. very accessible for all.



September 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Secondary School




July 2018 - Secondary School
Very informative and friendly staff. They knew a lot about topic and their sessions were planned and developed students' understanding and knowledge of the Holocaust



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Secondary School
Great exhibition, easy to deal with and responsive staff.



June 2018 - Secondary School
Staff were very helpful. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience. There were lots of interactive activities to engage the pupils.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Secondary School
Always a thought provoking trip- students behaved excellent.



May 2018 - Secondary School
Always very impressed with the Holocaust exhibit that we visit here. It is a valuable part of our curriculum.



May 2018 - Primary School
It would be nice to be able to book further in advance than they allow. It can become very busy with school children and the lunch room can be chaos. We couldn't find access to any educational booklets etc so had to make up our own. Overall a very worthwhile trip.



May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Secondary School
The tour around the houses of parliament was very good and suitable for sixth form history pupils. The Imperial War museum was also very impressive and interesting, again for our history pupils.



March 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Secondary School
Despite lateness as a result of bad traffic in London, we had a very successful day at the Imperial War Museum, who did all that they could to ensure we had a good trip!



March 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Secondary School
Holocaust Audio guides excellent and plenty for pupils to engage with in several galleries



February 2018 - Secondary School
Brilliantly stimulating venue. Students loved it.



February 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Secondary School




February 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School




January 2018




January 2018 - Secondary School




January 2018 - Secondary School
Teaching session a bit long for Y9 but audio guides and exhibition excellent, engaging, informative and moving.



December 2017 - Secondary School




December 2017 - Secondary School




December 2017 - Primary School