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Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
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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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Fantastic WWI exhibits - allow plenty of time to take in all of the material. The personal displays of how families dealt with the blitz is very enlightening. Many other exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic WWI exhibits - allow plenty of time to take in all of the material. The personal displays of how families dealt with the blitz is very enlightening. Many other exhibits as related to various wars and conflicts are presented up through modern times.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A national war museum with an excellent set of displays. Please note there are only displays on the First World War, Second War, The Holocaust, and a current exhibition on the war in Afghanistan. It is therefore not a museum about any other wars. It is also very biased towards a British view of things. The only downside is that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was once a great museum. There used to be wonderful displays showing the uniforms and weapons of the two world wars. It was so atmospheric and really gave one a sense of the period. Since the museum was modernised many of these exhibits and artifacts have been removed. There are now no more Third Reich and Italian Fascist displays,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband went with a friend and they wanted me to see it after our recent visit to The Somme and Ypres. This museum is respectfully done, shows good insight into what the soldiers faced. It is not the biggest museum, but it is free and well worth the visit. Great bookshop. I have read a recent review by a... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Imperial War Museum is well worth a visit. I visited in mid August 2015. The exhibition on the ground floor dedicated to WW1 history was excellent. The next floor up was WW2 and I didn't feel that this quite hit the mark; a bit disjointed. There was a very good, and moving, Holocaust exhibition on another floor. Also floors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A pleasant return to the museum after several years with my two young boys. Some areas have changed massively and the vc gallery was outstanding. Something was however missing from the museum

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Refurbished for the centenary anniversary of WW1 last year. They have done a really good job, previously more static displays, now lots of interaction and films. Nice cafe and facilities

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Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visted the IMW many times as a child and was always amazed by the displays and the overall experience. Visting for the first time since the hugely expensive facelift, I have to say that I was underwhelmed. In spite of the Spitfire, V1 and V2 rockets and the Harrier jet, suspended from the ceiling, there was was absolutely no... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a free attraction in London that I had not been to before. I discovered the IWM in, very close to Lambeth North underground station. The building itself is impressive, with its enormous domed roof and imposing guns. Upon arrival, I went through the bag check and was welcomed by the friendly staff into the museum. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For everyone that love to know more about the two world wars we been trough. Ore for the ones that realizes how important it is to learn from the past. You will have to give it at least 3-4 hours.

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