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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
+44 20 7416 5000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A superb museum. Very informative and keeps the kids attention with use of shows and excellent story telling. The sight of the spitfire hanging from the roof is famous and great to see. Well done to the museum for making this such a brilliant place...More

Thank T13gav
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As with most British museums and galleries there is no admission charge, just a request for a small donation of 5 pounds or more. And excellent facility on five levels and well worth the visit just a few blocks from the Lambeth North tube station....More

Thank Ron U
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the days we visited the IWM, 2 gentlemen were talking with guests. Both had been children during the war and shared experiences with us. Fascinating! One man showed us the ration book holders his mother sewed to increase the family income. And, when...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit and allow several hours to truly take in all the exhibits inside the museum. Free entry with donations if you wish and a guide book worth every penny of the 5 pounds. Complete history of world war 1, 2, the holocaust...More

Thank Trafficrat659
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had planned on visiting the whole museum but became so engrossed in the WW1 exhibition on the lower ground floor that was all we managed to see.Very informative interactive and moving. Will definitely go back both to this exhibition and the rest of the...More

Thank Itchycoo34
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has an excellent description of events that occurred during WWI and WWII as well as the Cold War and into the Middle East. In addition, there is a discussion of events that led up to these wars. Plenty of static displays as well....More

Thank MMHouston
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in London for 4 days with a jam packed expensive schedule and a space in the middle where I had nothing booked. Told my teenage kids to look up attractions in London that were free. They picked here and boy did they pick...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much to see at this museum. Very well done. Fantastic interactive exhibits. Great book stores throughout. You can spend hours here. Take the time to go through all the floors.

Thank jcmschneider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and really enjoyed it. Great exhibits, the Holocaust exhibit was excellent. I would think young children would also enjoy it also. Plenty of info for adults and plenty of sights for kids, and it's free. Recommend.

Thank esvajosh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The IWM in south London with its imposing naval guns at the entrance has always been an impressive place to visit. Equally impressive are the displays inside, the highlights of which are the presentation of Victoria and George Crosses in the Ashcroft gallery detailing the...More

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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.
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
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.