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Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7416 5000
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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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IWM

Brilliant - well set out displays. Busy but not overly so. Lots to see and do - the holocaust and VC /GC displays are humbling. Been before and would recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant - well set out displays. Busy but not overly so. Lots to see and do - the holocaust and VC /GC displays are humbling. Been before and would recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to the IWM several years ago with my wife (no interest really, but found it interesting), now again with my 9 year old son, who is VERY keen on military history. First things first: he loved it! I found it interesting how political correctness influences our perception of history - where is the WW1 trench experience or the... More 

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Thank Christoph K
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable visit. The museum is small but packed with displays and interesting information. Nice to see real life objects such as tanks and aeroplanes rather than just pictures. A good mix of pictures, objects, videos and information. High quality and free!!! Would recommend for those who are interesting in this subject. There is a cafe, lockers where you can... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic museum! Just the right size and amount of information so you don't find your attention drifting as sometimes happens in the very large museums. I was completely absorbed throughout, although some of the exhibitions make upsetting viewing. Everything is very well designed and structured to lead you through each gallery with different interactive aspects and just the right amount... More 

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Stratford upon Avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've always enjoyed visiting the Imperial War Museum, this was my first visit since the refurbishment. As always the staff are friendly, approachable and helpful. The galleries are well laid out, with many items of all sizes on display. The First World War section is superb, many more items on show than previously and superb interpretation throughout. I was told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit, make sure you have plenty of time, approx 5 hrs. Great for history lovers. The museum has a fantastic display of world war 1 &2 memorabilia. Very informative with films on what our men went through to make our life as it is now. The floor dedicated to the holocast was very well presented, with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good info from WW1 to now. Only wish there were more models of things like the planes and tanks. Great for information and it is free (although it is nice to donate).

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Thank Ben F
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last January 16, I visited the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London. As a military buff who enjoys traveling to famous battlefields or even museums, this was a treat to see relics, memorabilia, and grisly reminders of why war is hell. The IWM in Southwark, South London (there are two other IWM in England) that opened in 1936 today features... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well laid out and displayed with just so much information another visit is essential . Would thoroughly recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a superb museum and one of the treasures of the capital. It has one of the best art collections in the country and I have never left the place without feeling that I've learned something new, jointly deeply moved and stimulated by the exhibits and exhibitions. It is as suitable for families as it is for individuals of... More 

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