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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Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

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

2 days, 1 night Price from £85 pp
  • 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


Educational Activities

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

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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

Merseyside Maritime Museum

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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

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

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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

Western Approaches Museum

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

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