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“An interesting visit.”

Imperial War Museum
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$41.68*
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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off
Ranked #36 of 1,591 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Albox, Spain
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“An interesting visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

A very interesting time; the Holocaust exhibition was very moving and thought provoking.
We went just before Remembrance Day and there was a
"carpet" of poppies down the centre of the great hall.

Visited November 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“A must see museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I spent several hours in this museum, and could have spent several more but was constrained with time.

Level 4 has the stories of the men and women who have served their country, showing their medals and what they achieved and went through.

The floors dedicated to the Holocaust though were heart wrenching - but you couldn't turn away, you had to read and listen to the horrific stories. How can humans do this to each other?

If you have the opportunity - you need to see this museum.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Closing soon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Excellent - something for all ages and interests. As much about social history as military hardware,

Visited November 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“What a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

From the first entering of this formally Bedlam Hospital you are met with a hall full of such interesting machinery of war from fighter planes, submarines and misslies. the galleries are all very well laid out and the air raid shelter experiance is very worth while

Visited August 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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“Excellent place to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Really good museum, not overcrowded. Free entry. Lovely cafe. Really interesting exhibitions. Not sure there would be much there for small kids but fascinating in general

Visited November 2012
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