“The most comprehensive World War II collection on display anywhere in the country.”
-Ken Rendell, Historian, Author and Past Owner of the International Museum of World War II
Experience a Virtual Reality (VR) tour of the World War II Foundation Global Education Center and Museum. Just click on the above arrow. Can also be viewed with a VR headset, such as the Oculus Quest.
The World War II Foundation’s Global Education Center and Museum was also featured
on Treasures Inside the Museum airing on RIPBS.
CLICK HERE for 2022 WWII Museum Brochure
Visit in Person
The Education Center and Museum is now open again on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am until 4pm and by appointment. Please call us to schedule at 401.862.3030. See you soon.
Center and Museum Cost
There is no cost for school groups to visit the Global Education Center. The Foundation will pay the cost of school bus rental for public schools. Each visitor to the Global Education Center will leave with a free World War II Foundation documentary film of their choice ($20 value). Normal admission cost is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. There is never any cost for veterans to tour the center.
About the Center and Museum
Gwyneth – Tiverton High School Student
“At the end of January, my school went on a field trip to the World War Two foundation in Wakefield, Rhode Island. After going to the museum, I learned many facts and overall stories I had never heard before. I had always loved learning about the war, it had always fascinated me, but going to the foundation actually showed me all of the uniforms, letters home, scrapbooks, machinery and propaganda I have seen in textbooks and heard about in the classroom. Seeing the artifacts really helped me to comprehend and put myself in the shoes of not just the soldiers but everyone else that was impacted by the war. Not to mention the veterans and employees that really helped bring the history to life. Finally, to top it all off, my class got to take a DVD home, for free! A free documentary of our choice which comes directly from the founder, Tim Gray. Overall, I can definitely see myself visiting again because going to the foundation was as if going into a time capsule into the past!”
Pat Nigro – Teacher, Highlander School
“Thank you so much for everything today. Today was one of – if not the single – best field trips I’ve taken students on in the 6.25 years that I’ve been an educator. The students were so engaged in your collection, in pushing each other’s curiosity, and with you. You were amazing in how you spoke not to, but truly with the students. You had them all hanging on your every word and you helped make this real in a way I never could have. Thank you so much for everything. None of us will forget this and I hope to be able to return with a new group of 10th graders around this time next year if you’ll have us back.”