For families

The International Bomber Command Centre is educational and fun, allowing both children and adults to learn through experiencing the exhibition galleries with their interactive displays and exhibits, the Peace Gardens and the Memorial. Pick up a trail for children to follow and complete as they explore.  Entry to the IBCC Peace Gardens, Memorial Spire and Walls of Names is free.

  • Education area and activities for different ages across Key Stages 2 and 3
  • Interactive and immersive Exhibition across all three galleries
  • Free IBCC App with age specific content allowing you to explore the stories of those who served.
  • Family ticket offers
  • Family Trails
  • Themed Learning Events
  • Help you children explore their family history
  • Ration Packs are available in the The Hub Cafe
  • Baby changing facilities
  •  See what’s on for families on the Events page

LEARN

  • Discover what it was like to be on a bombing operation with our immersive experience
  • Be a member of an operational Aircrew with our interactive aircraft table
  • Build a plane puzzle – can you beat the clock?
  • Find out about the role of women in WWII
  • Travel the world with the 62 nations who served in Bomber Command
  • What did children do during the war?
  • Learn about navigation and how it was used
  • Hear the stories of the people who were there

DISCOVER

  • What it was like serving as Aircrew, or providing support to Bomber Command
  • What it was like to take part in a sortie
  • What it was like to be involved in a bombing operation
  • The story of the civilians building the planes
  • The impact of the operations on the targeted populations
  • The debates in the War Cabinet about the wisdom of campaigns
  • The struggle for recognition by those who served Bomber Command