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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

What an amazing collection of memorabilia, beautifully laid out and the exhibits and exhibits were so thought provoking

Thank Nicki1364
Reviewed yesterday

What a day out for anyone who has the slightest interest in War involving Britain from World War I. If you are visiting London, then set aside a full day to go there. There are 8 floors and each one is devoted to a particular...More

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed yesterday

I spent four hours here and only left because it was about to close! Very informative and interesting. The exhibits on The Great War and The Holocaust were fascinating, if very sobering. I would strongly recommend to anyone visiting London. The cafe is a bit...More

Thank 359rjb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bit of hit and miss to which tube exit you come out in. The home of the old Bethlem Hospital. You will be met by two 15 inch guns. A great museum , esp the film archives.

Thank 19chelsea70
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is awesome. It brings you into the experience and you loose track of time. The WW1 expo was the best, I could have spent hours reading and learning throughout the exhibit. WW2 was a bit lighter in comparison, and I would not pay...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

40 years since my last visit! Free entry and 4 hours to fill before flying out found me struggling to see every exhibit. Five floors and probably needed 8 hours to give it justice. Midweek place was fairly busy but very noisy with lots of...More

Thank ExpatKL88
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to the Imperial War Museum a number of times so I concentrated on the First World War Gallery. It was excellent with lots of information, interactive displays, mock-ups and atmosphere. I will keep returning!

Thank Richard_A-Sandys
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be one of the best War Memorial Museums I have ever visited. Beautifully erected with different monuments outside of the premises. Inside it is full of information about various wars throughout history, relics, documentaries, audio/visual stimulation and more. It is just on...More

Thank charlene_veverka
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited this exhibition previously but this time I attended from a professional point of view. The staff were extremely friendly and obliging, the History centre went above expectations. The exhibition itself is well worth a visit, it is emotional but extremely well put...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a ok place to visit. It doesn't have a lot to see. There is a boat displaced there was used during the Dunkirk rescue, impressive.

1  Thank wsi0218
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28 October 2017|
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Response from Runrig1890 | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission , but there are donation boxes, so its your choice.
30 September 2017|
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Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
I can only add to the advice above, don't try parking in the area as London Traffic Wardens are very strict. Use Public Transport as the links to this part of London are excellent.
24 September 2017|
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Response from atlanticcity | Reviewed this property |
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.