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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 yesterday via mobile

Our family was so impressed with this museum in every way. The World War One exhibit was fantastic. There were multimedia presentations throughout and artifacts explaining many aspects of the war. Everyone in our family from the most experience historian to the novice learned something...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a large museum showing many large items, like planes, cannons, vehicles, mines, submarines, etc. And that is exactly what makes the museum great. Here and there one learns something new too. There was an exhibition about war heroes on the 5th floor. I...More

Reviewed yesterday

My teenage boys and my 75-year-old mother both loved this museum; we spent hours here. Beautifully done.

Thank MissTwiggley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decide to visit a few museums during our trip to London and with the help of a map with went to a few including the Imperial War Museum. At first you can't really tell to much, just by getting into the garden entrance but...More

Thank Ilovetotravel211
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brilliant exhibits, including an in-the-trenches experience for WWI. Terrific, friendly staff. A lot of ground to cover, so plan for several hours or multiple days (if breaking it up).

Thank Tracie N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent several hours in the Imperial War Museum last week. The museum offers free entry. The displays from every war involving British troops, including a V2 rocket, a replica of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima and an artwork depicting a Hiroshima victim. I found the...More

Thank Colin A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is another must see musuem which shoes Britain through the wars and also a holcaust wing and secret soldiers section with the weapons.

Thank thomaslS7009WS
Reviewed 2 days ago

I read about it a few weeks before my trip, I knew there was a WW1/2 and Holocaust exhibition but I didn't expect anything that fascinating, I thought it would be the actual known facts and objects. It was so detailed, so interesting, I was...More

Thank Ichinka
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is located a short walk from tube, bus & rail transport. I features exhibits that focus on peoples' experiences during wartime. The main exhibits cover the First & Second World Wars. Except for a complete Spitfire and occasional tank or armored vehicle, there...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Is Nash's Battle of Britain on permanent display?
May 3, 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?
April 26, 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?
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Emma F | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours- longer if you have history buffs with you!