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Imperial War Museum

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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...more
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Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
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Reviewed today

Highly recommend visiting - I went first in September and was already back again last weekend to see the Weeping Window installation. Really thoughtfully displayed items, lots of interactive parts make this museum very entertaining as well as interesting. Would definitely go again.

Thank sheree c
Reviewed today via mobile

Every child and every adult needs to visit the imperial war museum, and as it’s free entry there’s really no reason or excuse why they can’t. It’s a superb day out, interesting, informative and educational. Be prepared to put a few hours to one side...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Second time at the IWM and it still sends a chill down the spine. The exhibits take you through some of the many tragedies and triumphs during the wars. Could easily spend the day taking it all in. It can get a little difficult to...More

Thank JimmyR1095
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Building in 5 floors. So many things to read and know. So many exhibitions and they all are huge. Specially about the holocaust and a secret war. Takes like a half a day to look all around.

Thank Laura Š
Reviewed yesterday

Went to imperial war museum as we had wanted to see the weeping window.........what a wonderful and touching tribute. We then went into the ww1 exhibit. Really good very interactive brings ww1 to life. Good for all ages. Highly recommend. Cannot wait to go back.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another world class curated exhibition and it’s free (although donations are encouraged). The scale of the bombs, planes and other displays are a great way of putting war into perspective. Informative and always interesting sitting within the peace garden, at the time of my visit...More

Thank lulusailorgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve made a list of all the museums etc we want to visit in the UK, as we spend lots of time travelling abroad yet there are some amazing places to see in the UK! So slowly, we are getting around to see these museums....More

Thank Meet-the-Furkids
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a great museum to explore the history of WW1 and WW2, also there are objects from more recent history, related to conflict. You will see some amazing planes, tanks, weapons, personal items of soldiers, learn about the Holocaust, and how did Britain lived...More

Thank gabrielciuchi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum provided an excellent overview of the British engagement in 20th Century wars. The World War One exhibits were excellent. The Holocaust exhibit was incredibly moving as well. Although, it was busy I didn’t feel rushed or jostled throughout the museum.

Thank Jemn5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This free museum was highly recommended to us and we were not the least disappointed. The WW 2 Exhibit on the impact of the war on British families was very well done. But the Holocaust Exhibit was extremely impacting. As the great parliamentarian Edmund Burke...More

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lynseyw82
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
Hi,the trenches are still there as is the air raid shelter - the ground doesn’t move though. The air raid shelter is now in a themed section following a local families war time experience.
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mt459666
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we haven't been to the Jewish Museum so I cannot compare
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S-reet1
June 5, 2018|
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Response from msinbox | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see all of it, budget about 4+ hours. But you can finish faster if you are selective about what you see. There are floor plans everywhere, or look at their website, as that can help you plan.
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