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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

Very well set ! So interesting especially well set the Holocust section ! Interesting for boys especially!

Thank elena k
Reviewed yesterday

This is a brilliant museum. There is a wide range of exhibitions, about wars from recent history into the modern era. Every story is told in an appropriate way, and every artefact is placed into its historical context, which creates an easy-to-follow narrative. This means...More

Thank rsiddall
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the massive world war1 15inch guns which could fire shells 16 miles to Little boy the first and hopefully last atomic bomb which which destroyed Hiroshima. Great education opportunity for the children - highly recommended.

Thank JeffElaine2013
Reviewed yesterday

I recommend the guided tour. I was expecting a traditional war museum. Instead I saw the best selection of exhibits on conflict ever. The diversity of perspectives was fabulous. Their World war One exhibit is the best in the world. Guided tours were under an...More

Thank lorneh57
Reviewed yesterday

Haven't been here in about 10 years. Major improvements. 5 floors of exhibits. The WWI exhibits[ as this is the 100 year anniversary] are exceptional. The time you need to do all the exhibits well is about 4-5 hours. They have a decent cafe for...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed yesterday

Wow! What an amazing museum and free!! Stunning exhibits made me cry with the detail of bravery and sacrifice it all makes sense now!!

Thank jane_m_kelleher
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my two children to the War Museum and was blown away by the exhibits, the Holocaust was very moving and powerful. Reading letters wrote by soldiers and children in the original books was very touching. Would highly recommend

Thank john77rose
Reviewed yesterday

I don't like what the revamp has done to a previously good museum personally but to others it may be good. I would like to say to other partially sighted people like me, don't go. The information on the items displayed is done very badly...More

1  Thank f1philipmiles
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a couple of hours. Both informative and harrowing (holacaust section) thought provoking reminder of how the world can turn against you!!

Thank HampshireToolman66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place if you are Interested in WWII and more war topics. An amazing T47 tank as well as German and British objects and bombs from the war. Great details! You need a minimum of 2-3 hours to visit all!

Thank Gery M
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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!