Holocaust Centre North

Holocaust Centre North

Holocaust Centre North tells a global history of the Holocaust through local stories from the North of England. It focuses on the experiences of 16 children and young people who survived Nazi persecution across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and made new lives in the UK.

Visitors will see poignant personal photos, objects and documents of the survivors and their families, together with original artefacts from the concentration camps. Through exclusive filmed testimony, the survivors tell their stories of discrimination, persecution, escape, hiding and concentration camps, as well as those of liberation and their new lives in the North of England.

What We Offer Visiting Schools

We offer a core programme of workshops for both primary and secondary students that have been designed to be age appropriate and develop students knowledge of the Holocaust, whilst addressing common misconceptions and the contemporary relevance of learning about the Holocaust.

We also have a series of ‘Hands on History’ sessions which allow students to use their knowledge and skills to explore history in different ways, these can be added to any of our core programming.

Why Choose Us for an Educational Visit

Our learning programme has been developed using the voices of Holocaust survivors and their families who made new lives in the North of England, giving students a unique opportunity to engage with the history through the lives of those who survived who are from their own communities. Our programmes use these stories to tell the wider story of the Holocaust, whilst building knowledge, empathy, and critical thinking skills.

Subjects and Topics Covered

History. English. Art. Citizenship. Religious Education. Prevent. Holocaust. Human Rights. Refugees. War. Genocide.

Group Sizes Catered For

Each learning session is designed for up to 40 students. We can cater to bigger groups but we cap this at 70.

Itineraries, Resources, and Workshops

A 2 hour workshop includes 40 minutes in our learning room with an educator, 40 minutes in the exhibition with a focused task, followed by 40 minutes with an educator drawing things together and focusing on contemporary relevance.

All details of our workshops can be found here: https://holocaustcentrenorth.org.uk/learning/

Risk Assessment

We have a full risk assessment that can be sent out to schools when requested.

Education Department Information: Feel free to reach out to our education team via hcn@hud.ac.uk or Head of Learning, Hannah Randall by the same email.

Pricing Information

A session costs £6 per student, with a minimum spend of £175. We also offer Holocaust Study Days which include 2 full sessions, or a session and a ‘Hands on History session’ for £11 per student.


We have a dedicated learning room alongside our exhibition, as well as a cloakroom.

Accessibility and Disabled Facilities

We have level access to the Centre. Our technology in the exhibition is fitted with T-Loop. We have an accessible bathroom. Please advise us of any other access needs so that we can assist where able.

Opening Hours

We are open Monday – Thursday for the public and school groups. School visits may sometimes be able to take place on a Friday. We also open to the public on Sundays.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, Off Site Parking,


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Conference Facilities, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,








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