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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 via mobile

My husband and I visited with 2 children age 9 & 13 and we had a fantastic time. All the exhibitions were to an unbelievably high standard and was just the right balance of interactive displays for my younger one. We all went into the...More

Thank em2281
Reviewed yesterday

It was an interesting, informative and well laid out museum, with interesting artifacts presented in a clear manner.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nothing short of spectacular and very moving - clearly a must see for All visiting London. Particularly WW1 section is recommended

Thank dakolos
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a free to enter museum, with donation requests by the door. There are some lovely exhibits here with good information. A lot I have seen elsewhere. However, the top two floors have the most poignant information on the holocaust. This is a very...More

Thank markhO7053QO
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for the world war one exhibit which was well put together and really good. It followed athe time line and wasn't too preachy or judgemental. The rest of the museum was a bit random from world war 2 to present day. There was...More

Thank Antonsadventures
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have visited this museum twice now and enjoyed both trips thoroughly. The only complaint would be the lay out of the museum - it can be difficult to navigate without missing key exhibits / features (no 'one-way route')

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting and thought provoking visit. WW1, WW2, Cold War. Well laid out and lots of facts a dates. Well worth a morning.

Thank Adam A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took kids at half term, 13 and 9 year old, great place for them to learn new things and reinforce school learning. Interactive, new WW1 exhibition is brilliant and really engaging. Holocaust exhibition is a must (although they advise parental guidance on whether to take...More

Thank Adrian d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there on the 15th February. So much to see and so much history especially the holocaust section would definitely recommend it

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent an entire day here and still missed bits, very informative, especially on WW1, probably too much to take in for younger ones, lots to read. Especially liked following the families life story through the second world war, as did my daughter. The only thing...More

Thank Karen J
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25 December 2017|
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Response from Jayne P | Reviewed this property |
Hi - entry to the museum is free. There are often special temporary exhibitions which you have to pay for, the information for these will be on the website. The actual museum has plenty to see, the Holocaust Exhibition and... More
25 December 2017|
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Response from Travelling_foodie198 | Reviewed this property |
General entry is free but there are specific (changing) exhibitions which you have to pay for. If you look on their website it will tell you which ones you have to pay for and how much they are.
27 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.