History Trip to Manchester and Liverpool

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A WW2 history trip combining Manchester and Liverpool 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?

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History Trip to Manchester and Liverpool



2 days, 1 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


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
Day 2


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


A Level
  • 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
  • .790-present
  • Warfare and British society, c
  • .1250-present
  • War and British society c
  • . 790-2010
  • The People
  • 's health c
  • .1250-present
  • Britain in peace and war, 1900-1918
Key Stage 3
  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901
  • British history beyond 1066


YHA Manchester

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.

Educational Activities

Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum North is located in Manchester and, similarly to its counterpart in London, focuses on the impact

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

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Find out what life was like in wartime Britain at Stockport Air Raid Tunnels. The tunnels were opened in 1939

Western Approaches Museum

Discover Britain's top secret WW2 bunker hidden below the streets of Liverpool! This underground bunker was a hive of activity

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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