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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
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Reviewed yesterday

From the ar***ole on the door who made a beeline for my disabled wife to search her 6 inch handbag to the crap 'restaurant' where to begin?.The patronising holocaust exhibition that doesn't go nearly far enough to convey the horrors of the Nazi regime,the endless...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to visit the museum to fill a Sunday morning before we returned home from London and I ended up enjoying the visit far more than I expected to. There was so much to see that we decided that we'd take our time to...More

Thank Skybird14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my favourite museum in London. The main expositions are about the first World War, the second World War and the Cold War. There are a lot of interesting stuffs that let you understand the recent past of the world. The place is really...More

Thank Simone C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was great experience, many artefacts and tiny things regarding to war. I will never forget the holocaust exhibition. It was too strong.

Thank Petra N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best in London. Totally immersive, with loads of original items and a coherent and logical layout to make sure you don't miss anything. The WW1 exhibition is a particular highlight. Highly recommend!

Thank nickjs88
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its free so if you have a few free days have a look, it is an amazing place. There is a lot to read especially in the First World Word gallery and the Holocaust, the day we went there was a section for all the...More

Thank Siobhan B
Reviewed 3 days ago

You walk in the front gates and you're greeted by an incredible gun display. Walk in the building and you then start to realise how big this attraction is. 5 levels of displays. We had 2 hours to spend, but probably needed another 2 hours...More

Thank SweetieRocky
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an outstanding museum this is! We spent several hours here and di not cover all of the many and varied exhibitions. I particularly enjoyed the exhibition relating to family life during the Blitz as my mother and her family lived through this. The exhibition...More

Thank karen2558
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very important place for history lovers. You can see the legacy of the wars. The holocaust caused me sad impressions. Very interesting the exhibition about the life of a British family in the second war.

Thank Ana Helena R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love it when the story of a war is told through the perspective of individual participants; this museum does this really well. The "A Family in Wartime" exhibit is first rate, tracing how the members of one family lived through WW2. The "Secret War"...More

1  Thank Jill Z
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314herb777
24 September 2017|
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My wife, me and our 13 year old grandson liked it a lot. A seven year old neighbor went four times. Each to his/her own.
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Good Evening Unfortunately I cannot help you as I didn't see it
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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
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