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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
+44 20 7416 5000
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Reviewed today

My 11 year old son absolutely loved this place. I thought the ground floor with the World War I exhibit was absolutely fabulous and the heart of the Museum. I would recommend spending the bulk of your time there. As we went up floors, I...More

Thank William U
Reviewed today

The war museum has free entry. It is a little bit further out than other attractions but worth the travel.

Thank sasssymama
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is exactly what it claims to be, dedicated to the role that Britain and it's Empire played in numerous conflicts throughout the last 100 years. The WWI display is one of the best that I have seen, especially in how it lays out...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As with all other museums of london, this one also is very well maintained and full of information. Go there if you want to know about WWI, WWII, holocaust or syrian civil war. The entry is free and I am surprised how do they maintain...More

Thank Bhanu S
Reviewed yesterday

We weren't sure what to expect by this museum but were absolutely wow'd by the WWI exhibit. It was very interactive and did a great job telling the story of the war in a way that both adults and teenagers could enjoy and appreciate. We...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant time here yesterday. Was so many interesting things to see. Would suit all ages It's a must ...

Thank lisaellis2017
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and myself hoped to visit during our last London stay in 2014 but the museum was closed for a refurb so we were really pleased it is now open. We arrived mid morning and started with the First World War exhibition which was...More

Thank Abbeylls
Reviewed 2 days ago

Still a great museum but architects need their own Hippocratic Oath. The main gallery was once amazing space. Hopefully this is a lesson of what not to do for future museum architectural updates. Less on display now unless you came to see some suspended geometric...More

1  Thank junghun1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there with a large group. The book shop was decidedly leaning to Britain's contribution in the two Great Wars and all the other conflicts it has either started or been a part of in the past few hundred years. The Imperial War Museum is...More

Thank Yaktam
Reviewed 2 days ago

IWML is one of the most people-friendly museums I've ever attended. The exhibit areas are spacious and well-lit and there are handy benches to sit down upon when watching video footage. I didn't visit all the floors but will return another time. And although I...More

Thank Sandra M
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Is Nash's Battle of Britain on permanent display?
3 May 2017|
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Response from lamptechonthenet | Reviewed this property |
Good Evening Unfortunately I cannot help you as I didn't see it
We will only be in London from 1/1/18 to 3/1/18 and I would like to visit this Museum on 2/1/18. Will it be open?
27 April 2017|
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Response from G3inLondon | Reviewed this property |
It should be... the only dates the museum is closed are December 24,25 & 26. Open 10 - 18:00 otherwise. I would check the website closer to your departure date to be sure. Couple this w visit to nearby Churchill War Rooms... More
How much time should one budget for this attraction? What is the average amount of time spent here?
3 April 2017|
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Response from Emma F | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours- longer if you have history buffs with you!