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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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Fabulous time checking out Family War Diary

Visited recently to see my wifes late grandfathers war diary - it was in archive - but excellent to see and get a copy of. They have so many displays and inter- active areas it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited recently to see my wifes late grandfathers war diary - it was in archive - but excellent to see and get a copy of. They have so many displays and inter- active areas it is an excellent place for all ages. Had lunch there very nice and well organised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

One of the world's best war museums. Always has very interesting exhibitions on. The current WWI exhibit is outstanding. Some others have more equipment but the IWM has a very interesting range.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My second visit here and it has just been revamped, much better now. Amazing exhibits ranging across all wars, older and modern, with so many interesting facts and artifacts, easy to spend a whole day here. Great Holocaust memorial section, very moving and emotional to go through. Lots of stories to accompany the exhiibits. well presented and laid out, wouldn't... More 

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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The UK's communal memory includes two world wars in which they were nearly destroyed as well as international involvement since then. This museum presents the World Wars I and II stories in a very factual manner. The displays are not designed to make the world feel sorry for the British, but rather to explain what led up to them, how... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We'd eagerly awaited the reopening of the IMW but we were so disappointed. The exhibits were "fun" and "interactive", ie dumbed down to the masses who want to run around museums where they can push buttons. I'm all for making things engaging so people are interested but not as a substitute for substance. Not to mention the vast amount of... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Check out this free musuem, this was my second visit and would highly recommend it, especially the medal room with all the VC's etc. some stories you just cannot believe, it is like reading a book, very humbling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the museum (it's simple to get to from the underground...the route is well marked) for an afternoon on our trip to London and were very impressed. Both the WWI and WWII displays were well done, broad, and informative. The V2 rocket and vehicles in the centre atrium were very interesting. Even though I have done... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Plenty of information concerning all major conflicts from WW1 until present times, harrowing accounts of the holocaust using both modern visual displays and original artefacts, plenty of staff to help when needed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We gave just taken our 7 year old son to the museum and overall it was an excellent trip. Despite our son getting a little bored in some sections it is beautifully laid out and the exhibits are often jaw dropping. As our son is 7 we avoided the Holocaust exhibit on floor 4 however we all thoroughly enjoyed this... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was not impressed by the museum since its collection was limited to mainly a few items mostly related with WW I and II.

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