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Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
+44 20 7416 5000
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IWM London tells the stories of people's experiences of modern war from the First World War to conflicts today. Mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme over 2016 and experience our ground-breaking First World War Galleries. Our IWM Contemporary art programme continues with work by protest photographer Edward Barber from 26 May - 4 September 2016 and works by artist Mahwish Chishty later in 2016. From 28 July 2016 artist-photographer Edmund Clark presents an exhibition exploring hidden experiences of state control, touching on issues of security, legality and ethics during the 'Global War on Terror'. Discover astonishing acts of bravery in The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, delve into the world of espionage in Secret War and explore key moments of the Second World War in the award-winning Holocaust Exhibition. Find out how Britain's armed forces deal with very different aspects of global security in Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS, until 13 November 2016.
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Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very thorough displays highlighted, in the atrium, by several airplanes and rockets suspended in air. Each of the five floors of displays are dedicated to a specific era of 20th century history - WWI, WWII, the Holocaust, and the cold war era are the emphases....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The recent improvements make this a world class exhibition, regardless which part of the collection you visit. It's a must for the history buff but parents with teenage children will be delighted to see there is so much to absorb the enquiring mind. From small...More

Thank Glyn D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a huge fan of the Imperial war museum. It's by far my favourite museum in London. I have a lot of knowledge on World war 2 and the events that took place. I love taking my friends to the museum to explain the history...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My son and I enjoy history. Some of the exhibits are very humbling, a very informative place to visit. Would recommend tho some exhibits wouldn't be suitable for all.

Thank Sally G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is such an intersting place to see, with pictures, information, movies and things from 1st and 2nd World War, and much more. We didn't have much time here so we didn't got to see it all unfortunately, but will definitely go back another time...More

Thank Elin I
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Imperial War Museum on a Saturday Afternoon, and I spent a few hours walking around. It was very interesting and I could have easily spent all day looking around. Excellent Viewing.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The IWM has free entry so compared to some other museums in London offers great value for money. We started on the top floor in the room dedicated to Victoria Cross and George Cross heros. Some remarkable stories of unselfish bravery. The down one floor...More

Thank Mel L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great museum and well worth a visit - the new First World War gallery in particular is very well laid out with interesting displays and artifacts. Having last gone to the museum in 2004 I was disappointed to discover that some of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is amazing, educational and there is so much to see. My daughters most used words today were 'wow'! The tanks, planes, cars and guns were huge and amazing to see so close up. Our favourite room was 'families through the war' learning about...More

Thank Carli M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a couple of days visiting or like us use to fill a couple hours and go back again (and again) to see the bits you missed. Have been a few times over last few years and still interests...More

Thank Niki G
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Jim M
3 March 2018|
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Response from nicolecherry | Reviewed this property |
No it is on the top floor and no need to book
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JC J
25 December 2017|
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Response from Jayne P | Reviewed this property |
Hi - entry to the museum is free. There are often special temporary exhibitions which you have to pay for, the information for these will be on the website. The actual museum has plenty to see, the Holocaust Exhibition and... More
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JC J
25 December 2017|
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Response from Travelling_foodie198 | Reviewed this property |
General entry is free but there are specific (changing) exhibitions which you have to pay for. If you look on their website it will tell you which ones you have to pay for and how much they are.
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