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Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7416 5000
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Description: IWM London tells the story of those whose lives have been shaped by war...
IWM London tells the story of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. Find out more about the First World War in our new galleries, discover what life was like at home during the Second World War in A Family in Wartime, visit our award-winning exhibition on The Holocaust and discover stories of bravery in The Lord Ashcroft Gallery. You can also see some of Britain's most significant artists in our art galleries and don't miss our special exhibitions.
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The World war One exhibition is excellent, but The Holocaust exhibition is the jewel in the crown. If you're tight for time these are the two floors I'd recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The World war One exhibition is excellent, but The Holocaust exhibition is the jewel in the crown. If you're tight for time these are the two floors I'd recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I went here with a teenage boy and girl we spent about 5 hours in here so much to see. The holocause exhibition was something everyone ought to visit. Very much enjoyed the Fashion on a Ration Exhibition. Café good for sandwiches and coffee and spent a fortune on books. Highly recommended.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great morning here viewing exhibits and reading all about them. Fantastic museum. Start on top floor and work your way down. Haulocaust exhibition very good, also particularly enjoyed secret war exhibition. Well worth a visit and it's free of charge. Go first thing as it gets busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wish we had planned better, could have used more time. I went with my husband (he had to go and I was being a good sport). I am not British, I am a woman and I am not into anything that damages others (i.e war). The insight (from the British prospective) was invaluable information. It provides the political details of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You enter to see various aircraft hanging from the ceiling. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful with directions. The World War II exhibitions were brought alive with films, pictures and personal stories. The art exhibitions were varied; both paintings and modern art. There is a lot to see so worth making a return visit even though the subject matter... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Probably my favourite place in the UK as it ticks every box and all school children should visit as it shows the countries history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited recently to see the WWI exhibit in particular. It was very well put together with a great deal of information and media. The museum itself is a little off the beaten track but easy enough to get to. It is free & also houses a very good couple of gift shops and a café, as well as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A went to this free museum on a cold, rainy day in July. The museum was quite crowded, but not too bad. I especially liked the new World War One exhibit. It was very powerful and interesting. I learned a lot about the war and how awful it was. And how many inventions came about from it. The rest of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here for my wife's birthday treat, she wanted to see the fashion on a ration exhibition, we paid £7 to go into the exhibition but the rest of the museum is free, we had an amazing time, my wife is in a wheelchair and everywhere was wheelchair friendly there is so much for everyone to see here spread... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The building itself is really impressive and so is the cannon outside. The exhibitions are well organised and show various aspects of was. What I found most interesting and thrilling, was the World War 2 one and the Holocaust... The disadvantages? Extremely stuffy rooms that put you off... Free water should be given away...

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Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7416 5000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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