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Imperial War Museums

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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...more
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This museum is almost overwhelming. There is so much to see in it that you really need to set aside a few hours to do it properly. It is well set up so that you start at WWI and proceed upward through the museum. And...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tncutt
Reviewed yesterday

Well, I'm not a great fan of this kind of attractions, but my wife convinced me to have a look during our recent trip to London. I was wrong, it'a "must", so many exciting aspects of the WWII well displayed and it was a very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my first time back since the refurbishment and wow it gives a modern touch to this wonderful museum. I liked the Harrier hanging in the atrium a very modern piece of history. The VC gallery on floor 5 is definitely worth a look...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a museum I had always wanted to visit. I knew it only by reputation as it’s name appeared in the end credits of that amazing series “World at War”, which had been an icon of my youth for its comprehensive and analytical retelling...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at a nearby hotel so found by accident just a short walk away. Amazing displays and very interesting. Lovely to see school children enjoying their visit. Surprised that it was free entry.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wanderers64
Reviewed 3 days ago

Extremely well laid out, full of explanations of all the exhibits. Great was to spend half a day at least.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dparody
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fantastic museum filled with excellent exhibits about war. The World War I section was amazing as it allows you experience what life was like during that time period. It engaged people of all ages. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MitziMarmot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The IWM is undoubtedly one of our national treasures and a priceless source of information for people of all ages. It covers all the main conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries and presents everything with impartiality and sensitivity. There are many exhibits that enable...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jody W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum with our young children. There are a few activities targeted for children, though fewer than some other museums we have visited. However, the displays more than made up for this. They were really well designed, and captivating, even for our impatient...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AndyTeaTime
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Museum if you find WW2 interesting. Don't miss the Holocaust exhibition. This is a free entrance Museum. Probably a half day visit in all honestly. Public transport links nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 10, 2018|
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Response from 756rachelm | Reviewed this property |
Hi,the trenches are still there as is the air raid shelter - the ground doesn’t move though. The air raid shelter is now in a themed section following a local families war time experience.
July 22, 2018|
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Response from l_ono138 | Reviewed this property |
Holocaust exhibit was impressive with some quite good interactive displays and tries to give a feeling of being immersed in this time period. Jewish, I haven't visited. It's also probably a matter of whether you prefer to... More
June 5, 2018|
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Response from msinbox | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see all of it, budget about 4+ hours. But you can finish faster if you are selective about what you see. There are floor plans everywhere, or look at their website, as that can help you plan.