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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

Even if you don't do military stuff , there is lots to enjoy and see. The Holocaust exhibition is very well done and very moving. For great stories from the Zulu wars to modern day conflicts The Lord Ashcroft Gallery is a must see.

Thank capitalkid186525
Reviewed yesterday

Not a glorification of war or weaponry, this is more genuinely educational than many museums. Children can clamber in and out of tanks, and access information every few yards. Apart from tourists, it tends to be full of families, in many cases showing children where...More

1  Thank MS4866
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went at the end of the day and had a long wait. But it was well worth it. It was amazing to think of the strategizing that took place there. There was also a Winston Churchill museum, detailing his life. I didn't love the...More

1  Thank stephanie5181
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great visit with my boys; the exhibits are interesting. Where else can you see a real T34 Russian tank, and a V2 rocket, and a V1 buzz bomb hanging over your head? The cafeteria was nice as well. Not as much of British war...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We made a special trip to the IWM to see the exhibit on the Syrian conflict which gives a quick and comprehensive overview of its roots. The WW1 exhibit is pretty good also but way crowded. All the interactive things in the WW1 part make...More

1  Thank Yellodog117
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best part was the WWI exhibit. They really execute it well and really paint a picture of what it was like and what happened. If you are American I think you will gain perspective on WWI. I didn't get to see the Holocaust exhibit,...More

Thank BetterCallTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed this only in london 3 days and went twice!! takes hours to see it all properly but well worth it!!

Thank Lisa8478
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great museum!!!! Very interesting and educational to learn about world conflicts from another country's (other than our own) perspective. We learned so much! Highly recommend it!

Thank LakeHartwellGuide
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting museum spent around four hours here. So many things to see and it is free entry though you can make a donation.

Thank Maisiec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

IWM exhibits of WW2 could be a perfect marriage by combining the fourth floor at Lambeth North with Churchill's War Rooms, which unusually isn't free. The first two floors of Lambeth IWM cover historical modern wars, and the remaining floors generally cover contemporary Afghan, Syrian,...More

1  Thank AnLily
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4 May 2017|
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Response from lamptechonthenet | Reviewed this property |
Good Evening Unfortunately I cannot help you as I didn't see it
27 April 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
3 April 2017|
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Response from Emma F | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours- longer if you have history buffs with you!