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.

We offer free school workshops, craft packs, loan boxes, virtual workshops and range of online learning resources.

As a charity we're pleased to offer a Travel Grant of up to £200 per school to assist with transport costs to the museum. Download the travel grant form here.

You can contact us for more information.

Primary Learning

Visit us

Visits take place from 10am to 12pm, however if you need to arrive a little later, we can normally accommodate that. The programme lasts 2 hours and we can facilitate up to 30 children with suitable adult supervision.

There is a travel grant of up to £200 available per school.

More information will be provided on booking.

Contact our Learning Facilitator Ruth for more information or to book:

Primary Learning

Virtual Workshops

Can't visit? Join us online as we bring our museum to your classroom with a live and interactive workshop.

Explore the Home Front in Northern Ireland during the Second World War using objects, photographs, and stories from our museum collection.

Workshops last approx. 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

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Primary School Visits


We can come to you! Welcome us and our collection into your school and get hands on with history.

A presentation is supported with items such as gas masks, gas rattle, uniforms and a week's worth of rations.

Ideal for large year groups/ multiple classes and lasts approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Contact our Learning Facilitator Ruth for more information or to book:

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. It also comes with guidance notes and suggested activities.

Loan boxes must be collected from and returned to the museum.

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Primary Learning

Craft Packs

Make your own Ration Book, Identity Card and Spitfire with our incredibly popular Craft Pack.

Each Craft Pack includes colouring activities, fact sheets, a pencil and a badge sealed in a biodegradable wallet.

Craft Packs are available one per pupil and can be collected from the museum.

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

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.

Please email to request a digital copy.

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