School visits enable your students to develop their skills in historical enquiry through first-hand accounts, unique artefacts and state of the art interactives.


A facilitated visit normally lasts from 10am-2pm and consists of 3 sessions. Workshops are held in our education suite and we provide a space for lunch.

Activities include:

  • Hands-on activities using real-life stories, from those who were there, and artefacts used by Bomber Command in World War II. Our workshops focus on remembrance, sacrifice, suffering and bravery and help bring to life the events of the era.
  • Access to our exhibition. This uses interactive displays activities and first-hand experiences to tell the story of Bomber Command and those affected by their actions.
  • A guided tour of our Spire, Memorial Walls and Peace Gardens with an expert tour guide.

Contact our Learning Officer to find out more about the workshops we have on offer and to book your visit at

Note: All staff are free for school groups


Duration: 10:00 – 14:00; fully facilitated

School – KS1

Details: Storytelling and Spire Tour

Cost: £7.00 per person

School – KS2

Cap of 60 pupils per day

Details: Rotate across three activities

Cost: £7.00 per person

School – KS3

Details: Rotate across three activities

Cost: £7.00 per person


  • Explore the exhibition and discover the story of Bomber Command under your own steam.
  • Clipboards, pencils and paper are available on request.
  • Learn about the IBCC and Bomber Command with a guided tour from one of our expert education tour guides.
  • You are welcome to eat your pack lunches on the grounds (only food purchased on-site to be eaten in the Hub Café).

For more information and to book your visit contact the learning team on


School – KS3

Duration: 10:00 – 12:00; self – led (cap of 30)

Details: Exhibition/Spire Tour (clipboards available)

Cost: £4.00 per person

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and were delighted with the variety of the activities and tasks that you involved the students with.  It was over and above what we had envisaged or expected.  For this we are truly grateful and hope that you too enjoyed hosting our students during the week. Sir Robert Pattinson Academy 2023

Brilliant – what a fantastic facility! Thank you to the volunteers.  Loved it! Great introduction to WW11. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you! The Richmond School 2023

It was a real privilege to visit and the sessions you provided were excellent… I think it is something other schools would benefit from. Wellingborough School, 2021

They enjoyed everything, the stories, seeing the artefacts, the simulation. I wish we could spend longer there, they would happily stay to learn more. Primary school, 2021


Relevant Documents

IBCC-004 School-visit-Risk-Assessment


Teachers Information Pack


Bomber Command Fact Sheet


Bomber Command Timeline



  • Be a member of an operational Aircrew with our interactive aircraft table
  • 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 hold the equipment they used
  • Hear the stories of the people who were there
  • What Lincolnshire contributed to Bomber Command


  • The equipment used by aircrews
  • What it was like to be involved in a bombing sortie
  • 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
  • What it was like to be a member of an operational Aircrew on a bombing sortie with our immersive experience
  • How dangerous it was to fly with Bomber Command