About us

1. Overview

At the Air Raid Shelters and Stockport Museum, we aim to provide a unique opportunity for school pupils to access and be inspired by the history in our museums.

Our sessions are available for key stage 2, 3 and 4. Our sessions can also be adapted for special educational needs (SEN) groups.

Trips can be full or half day.

We offer

  • interactive, ‘hands on’ full or half day sessions which directly reflect the National Curriculum and its changes
  • unique sites which explore real and replica artefacts
  • a look into the life of a child during the Second World War
  • creative ways to consider and understand the past
  • bespoke sessions
  • free preliminary visit to teachers

The Air Raid Shelters are a unique site which was excavated for World War II. We'll provide your group with a memorable visit that truly brings 'The Home Front' to life. Our approach is flexible and our sessions are designed to meet your needs.

The activities emphasise learning through a variety of 'first-hand’ experiences. Our experienced learning facilitators will involve and engage your group as you visit this labyrinth of tunnels.

Lunch time

If you choose a full day trip, the day will be split in half. One half of the class or school will visit the Air Raid Shelters and the other half will visit Stockport Museum. They will then swap over for the other half of the day.

If you're at the Air Raid Shelters in the morning the lunch spaces differ:

  • Monday and Wednesday - Stockport Market Hall
  • Tuesday and Thursday - St Joseph's Parish Hall
  • Friday - Staircase House

If you're at Stockport Museum in the morning, lunch is in the learning space.

You'll be met by a lunch time facilitator who will take you to the right venue.

Price per school trip - up to 30 pupils

  • Full day: £235 plus VAT
  • Half day: £120 plus VAT

There is no VAT added for Stockport local authority schools.

We will not offer a discount for groups of less than 30 pupils.

School trips for more than 30 pupils will need to make more than 1 booking.