The Museum is temporarily closed for renovations.

Primary learning

Our free workshops and resources provide learning experiences which are fun, engaging, and linked to our collection.

We tell the story of life on the Home Front in Northern Ireland during the Second World War with experiences suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Workshops and resources support and enhance the NI Curriculum and all museum staff have been trained to support children with Special Educational Needs. Workshops are varied, hands-on, and adaptable to suit different learning styles.

Schools can’t visit at the moment (due to COVID-19 restrictions), but we offer free craft packs, loan boxes, virtual workshops, and online learning resources.

We hope to resume workshops in the museum and outreach visits soon. As a charity we're pleased to offer a Travel Grant of up to £100 per school to assist with transport costs to the museum when visits resume. Download the travel grant here.

You can contact us for more information.

primary learning

Craft Packs

While we are temporarily closed to the public, you can still arrange to pick up your FREE Second World War Craft Packs from the museum.

Make your own Identity Card, Ration Book and Spitfire.

Each Craft Pack includes colouring activities sealed in a biodegradable wallet. Covid-19 secure and perfect for learning at home and in the classroom!

Teachers and families can get in touch to order free Craft Packs by emailing

primary learning

Virtual Workshops

Connect with us online as we bring the museum to your classroom with a live and interactive workshop suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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primary learning

Loan Boxes

There’s so much to learn about Northern Ireland during the Second World War. Sometimes you need to feel it, see it, smell it, hear it and touch it!

Our loan boxes promote curiosity and provide a hands-on approach to learning with objects based on real pieces from the museum collection.

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primary learning

Blitz 80 Primary School Pack

Our Blitz 80 Primary School Pack was created in 2021 to mark the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz.

It has been carefully designed for teachers to enhance the learning experience for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Newspapers, photographs, maps and wartime stories will help your class explore the events of 1941.

It can be downloaded in two parts:

Blitz 80 Primary School Pack

Blitz 80 Primary School Pack Resource Pack

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