Find out more about our workshops, activities and resources for primary and secondary students at the National War Museum.

Conscience Matters exhibition

This exhibition will explore the little-known story of British conscientious objectors of the Second World War, through paintings, poems, letters, music, and speeches.

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Jacobites: Rebels and Redcoats workshop (P4-7)

Hear both sides of the story on this full-day visit to Edinburgh Castle. Tour the defences with our regimental Redcoat, visit the prisons with our Jacobite soldier, explore the museum’s collections, and find out how the rebellion failed.

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General visit to the Museum (P1-S6)

If you're studying war, the military or conflict, a visit to the museum can be a unique, exciting experience for your pupils. Located within Edinburgh Castle, the museum is available to visit free of charge for pre-booked UK school groups.

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Teacher-led Wartime Life Experience: Second World War (P5-7)

Relive the real-life experiences of Scottish evacuees, prisoners of war, sailors and those left at home, supported by our 1940s Wartime Life resource pack.

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Trench Warfare: First World War (P5-7)

Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

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Trench Warfare: First World War (S1-6)

Get to grips with First World War trench warfare by examining evidence in our object handling collection and first-hand accounts of wartime experiences, including letters and photographs.

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