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Secondary & Sixth Form

Last updated: 27 January 2014

Spring Term 2014

Owing to exceptionally high levels of demand, the NAM Learning schools programme is fully booked for the rest of the Spring Term.

The National Army Museum offers a wide range of award-winning activities, all designed to engage your students, enhance the curriculum and link directly to exam board specifications.

The boys had a great morning and the teacher was just brilliant with them. They were captivated by the content and the style of the presentation

Secondary teacher

Your students will be immersed in history with our object-handling workshops and the chance to interact with historical characters.

What's more all educational sessions are free!

Below you will find details on each of our educational sessions, together with practical information to help you plan your day.

Our Learning Department can help you plan your visit, so please do get in touch if you have any questions or require any further assistance.

Our programme at a glance
English Civil Wars Y Y
First World War Y Y
Second World War Y
Changes in Warfare: Technology Y Y
Changes in Warfare: Medicine Y Y
Changes in Warfare: Media and Propaganda Y

Historical characters

Highly skilled actor-interpreters lead many of our educational sessions. Challenge your students to change a historical mindset or decide a soldier's fate.

  • Persuade a Parliamentarian to change sides
  • Convince a First World War WAAC to vote
  • Judge a First World War deserter

Sessions are researched but unscripted - content is informed and directed by your students' questions.

Please contact the Learning Department ahead of your visit if you have any particular themes that you would like our actor-interpreters to address during your educational session.

Tips for teachers


The Museum has four permanent galleries and a rolling programme of special displays covering the history of the British soldier and the British Army from the Middle Ages to the modern day. We recommend you allow your students time to explore some of these galleries in order to extend and enrich their learning.

Action Zones

Enhance the experience of young visitors by exploring our Action Zones. Located in the Changing the World and World Wars galleries, these interactive hotspots feature multi-sensory games and activities that are fun for all ages.

Learning Resources

Our learning resources section includes gallery trails highlighting key objects and learning points. Also available is a range of linked classroom activities allowing your students to share in the Museum's extensive archive and image collections.

Booking & Enquiries

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