School Trip to Manchester and Liverpool - WW2
A school history trip to Manchester and Liverpool with a focus on WW2 offers your students the opportunity to see what life was like in wartime Britain and the important role the North played.
Manchester and Liverpool are both home to a great variety of museums and attractions that will help your students to experience life in wartime Britain for themselves. They’ll also see the tactical importance of these cities in the Allied path to victory, challenging the London-centric history of WW2 we’re used to.
Explore the fantastic Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, an area that saw heavy bombardment during the Manchester Blitz. And don’t miss a visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelters to see what life was like for local people who had to shelter underground from the bombs falling on their home. Another of our favourite visits is the Western Approaches Museum. Who knew that tacticians were busy helping to guide the Allied route to victory from a secret bunker underneath the streets of Liverpool?
Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)
Depart school and travel to Manchester
Visit the Imperial War Museum North
Travel to Stockport
Visit Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Check in to accommodation
Evening meal at accommodation
Breakfast at accommodation
Visit to Western Approaches Museum
Enjoy lunch in Albert Dock
Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum to learn about the Battle of the Atlantic
Return to school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- 49-seater executive coach
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Itinerary planning service
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rate to tour operators
- Challenge and transformation: Britain, 1861-1964
- Wars and welfare: Britain in transition, 1906-1957
- The changing nature of warfare
- Conflict and tension: World War 1 1894-1918
- Britain: migration, empires and the people c
- Warfare and British society, c
- War and British society c
- . 790-2010
- The People
- 's health c
- Britain in peace and war, 1900-1918
Key Stage 3
- Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901
- British history beyond 1066
Educational activities and visits
Imperial War Museum North
The Imperial War Museum North is located in Manchester and, similarly to its counterpart in London, focuses on the impact… Read More
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Discover Liverpool's seafaring heritage at the Merseyside Maritime Museum at the famous Albert Dock. Here, you'll learn more about Liverpool's… Read More
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
Find out what life was like in wartime Britain at Stockport Air Raid Tunnels. The tunnels were opened in 1939… Read More
Western Approaches Museum
Discover Britain's top secret WW2 bunker hidden below the streets of Liverpool! This underground bunker was a hive of activity… Read More
Purpose built in 1995 this delightful youth hostel is perfect for school groups visiting Manchester and the surrounding area. The hostel has bedrooms for 2, 4 and 5 people, each room equipped with ensuite shower and toilet. Facilities at the hostel include:Classroom, TV lounge, Cafe, Games room, Shop, Laundry, Wifi and a lounge.
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Rachael McLoughlin — Tour Adviser
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The accommodation was fantastic - really clean and also provided a lot to keep the students amused in the evening before bed. Food was great - plenty of choice even for fussy eaters! The bus driver was really friendly and helpful and allowed us to go to additional destinations when timing allowed. Staff and students alike had a fantastic trip!— Priory Belvoir Academy
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