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Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
+44 20 7416 5000
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Ranked #244 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Military Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The Imperial War Museums are a collection of museums both within London and north of London, in Cambridgeshire and Manchester.  For information on... more »
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Brings home in a fresh way the sacrifices made by the few for the many. The sounds & sights of war not to mention the sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families are vividly portrayed using fantastic interactive exhibits. What a disgrace that we don't learn the lessons... Sadly it looks like 100 years and 2 wars have been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

As a family we love this museum and will go back again and again. Great location, great building with interesting history, and we love to new main hall. Although the new World War One gallery was excellent it was simply an explosion on all senses. Just too much going on. Visuals, audio, artefacts, projections- it was like an overdose. It's... More

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Dartford, Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What an amazing day out. We took two of our grandchildren aged 7 and 10 so they had been learning about WW1 andWW2 at school so they had some knowledge which really helped them enjoy the experience. The new layout is excellent - remember to collect your timed tickets for the WW1 section as soon as you arrive, the exhibition... More

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Weston on the Green, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

After many trips to the museum, we paid a visit to the revamped Imperial War Museum. Sadly, the extensive remodeling is a let-down, a feast of concrete and glass that jars the eye and detracts from the exhibits. Speaking of which, the place has been stripped bare! The FW190 and P51 have gone. The tanks are reduced to a nondescript... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

As everyone else has said, the museum has some great exhibits and is a great (free) day out. Positives - if you're driving on a Sunday you can park on the nearby streets for free. Something of interest for everyone - although too much for one day. Negatives - directional signage on arrival is poor - not obvious that you... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Had a good day looking around the War Museum, it was interesting and very informative! The Holocaust exhibition was just overwhelming and so heart breaking everybody should see this and remember what happened during WW2. I had visited a few years ago and was slightly disappointed with the WW1 trenches this time it felt that to much money and time... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I feel bad writing this review as it is free admission into the IWM London. Just need to say, there are too many dead ends on each floor, the passage of people does not flow, you have to turn back at each end of the floor you are on which creates crowded areas. The information for each exhibit is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

what an excellent place to go. something for everyone. I was moved by the Holocaust exhibition. The exhibit of medals was child friendly with an opportunity to create their own medals. Well worth a visit

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was the first time EVER...that two things happened...first, I entered the museum half an hour after it opened its gates and left fifteen minutes before it closed...and second, I went back the very next day to see the things I missed... No need to say more...I am definitely going back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We" ve just returned from a great day out in this museum despite Chiltern railways attepts to ruin the day, but more of that later . As a teenager in the 1970s we grew up with a lot of war stories . Having parents who"d seen action in Ww2 and grandparents who"d been in the trenches in Ww1 i had... More

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