This is a four hour learning programme for KS2 pupils [Years 4, 5 & 6]. The exhibition tells the stories of Jewish children who lived during the 1930s and Second World War and who survived. Click here for further information about The Journey exhibition. To book your visit click here. If you have any queries e-mail the Bookings Team or call us on 01623 867650.

The exhibition will take your children on a journey through history, a journey exploring identity, and a journey discussing the moral and religious values of the world we share. The children will follow the story of Leo, a German-Jewish boy growing up in Berlin in the 1930s. Leo’s journey unfolds in seven rooms, comprising his home, school, street, hiding space, train carriage and refuge. Each room includes testimony from survivors, objects belonging to them, documents and photographs. Activities have been designed for each room that cater for the different learning styles and in particular the kinaesthetic and tactile learner as children are given time to explore the rooms and handle the items. There is also the unique opportunity for the children to listen to the testimony of a survivor and to ask them questions.


'The children loved her and we adults learnt so much too! We really enjoyed every second of the day and I would definitely recommend this trip to other schools. The nature of the Holocaust is such a sensitive and delicate one - but it was handled so appropriately for their age.' 

Ms Sanjit Choongh, Year 6 Teacher, Moorlands Primary School, West Bromwich

'The Journey was like stepping through a door of the past. I thought this way of learning was better because I learned from people who really experienced being a Jew and living in Germany during the time Hitler ruled.'

Hannah, 10, St Philip-Neri and St Bede RC Primary School, Mansfield

'Seeing the possessions of Jewish survivors and the story behind them made me understand how it was to be sent away and only take what you could manage in your suitcase.'

Celine, 11, The Nottingham Bluecoat School and Technology College, Nottingham

Educational Aims

Through exploring the experiences of German Jewish children who grew up under the Nazi regime and left on the Kindertransport pupils will develop their historical knowledge and understanding of the period from 1933 to 1938.

In examining the effects of isolation and persecution, pupils will develop their understanding of the importance of respecting themselves and others.

Through examining the use of the media in Germany between 1933 and 1938 pupils will cultivate skills of critical and independent thought.

Raise children’s awareness of the consequences of the choices made by adults in whether to stand up for others, and challenge them to consider different responses, including their own, to isolation or prejudice within their own communities.

Click here for further information on how this programme links to the wider National Curriculum.

Cost: £7.50 per student based on 25+ pupils. 

Session times: 10.00-14.00 or 10.15-14.00

Booking: To book your visit click here. If you have any queries e-mail the Bookings Team or call us on 01623 867650.

We have a small gift shop on site, all proceeds go directly towards the charity. For more information please click here.

To learn more about the Centre watch our film - 'Making the Journey'.

Please explore our online learning programme for primary students called Learning from objects.