This October half term, Imperial War Museums (IWM) invites visitors to enjoy a range of free family activities full of stories to inspire. Visitors can uncover the secrets of camouflage with Camouflage, Dazzle and Disguise, season of activity at IWM London and IWM North packed with trails, crafts and performances. Families are also invited to speak to eyewitnesses to conflict and travel back in time to 1944 at IWM Duxford and HMS Belfast.
IWM London | We Were There | Monday 24 October and Wednesday 26 October IWM North | We Were There | Tuesday 25 October and Thursday 27 October IWM Duxford | We Were There: Cold War Veterans | Tuesday 25 October IWM Duxford | We Were There | Saturday 29 October HMS Belfast | We Were There | Friday 28 October Free (included in price of admission at IWM Duxford and HMS Belfast) Meet eyewitnesses to conflict and gain first-hand insight into the impact of war on people’s lives. Visitors to IWM this half term will find special guests across our sites and have the unique opportunity to hear their personal stories - ranging from driving a tank, to being evacuated from the place they called home.
Family ActivitiesDaily Families can put their paper plane making skills to the test as they try to beat the world record with Flight Academy or travel back in time to D-Day 1944 with the storytelling experience Family Mission. Activities vary, we recommend checking details at the Visit Planning Point upon arrival.
Find Your Sea Legs Daily Learn how to keep the iconic warship in tip-top condition and take charge of HMS Belfast in our interactive family activity Find Your Sea Legs. Get to grips with the science and skills needed to survive on HMS Belfast, solve nautical puzzles and discover for yourself what life was like for the ship’s company during the Second World War.