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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
Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
+44 20 7416 5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tricky review this as I remember the museum before the re-vamp but my partner had never visited before. For me, having visited before, they've stripped it back. The WW2 exhibition is a mere glance and a very brief focus on Normandy and merely touches on...More

1  Thank Dillan1965
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the IWM with my daughter on Sunday. I had never been before so had no pre conception about what I was going to see. I imagined that it would be very busy on a cold wet Sunday afternoon but we walked straight in...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have visited many times over the years, but not for quite a few and not since the revamp. Whether we had been before or not, the verdict was that the WW1 galleries were outstanding - brilliant sense of story, but wonderful small details as...More

Thank williams2w
Reviewed 5 days ago

No entrance fee but you can give a donation or buy a program for £5 .We started off in the cafe with a warm drink plenty of seats .We went to the 4th floor the Holocaust exhibition very moving spent quite a lot of time...More

Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great place to look at what happened during various conflicts; old and new. I highly recommend the IWM to learn about our past, maybe even about our future.

Thank Dave Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had allocated a couple of hours for this museum but ended up spending 3 1/2 hours and then returning the next day to spend another 3. It is amazing. London has no shortage of phenomenal museums but I think this is one of the...More

Thank km198
Reviewed 6 days ago

I used to be a regular there, now I went back after the refurbishment and could not recognize the place.It looks like a shopping mall, HALF OF THE STUFF DISAPPEARED, and it appeared to me as a private and poor museum with not much to...More

2  Thank Lucy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for the first time in about three years, and I was really looking forward to the Trench Experience and the Blitz Experience, only to find that they have both been removed. The poor excuse of a replacement for the trench experience has...More

3  Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

More for the boys, but I was hooked on the social displays of British war time history. Uniforms, guns, planes you name it this Museum has it!

Thank Felicity P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the little-known sites that are well-worth the visit. The museum is in the actual rooms occupied by Churchill's war committee and it contains a fascinating array of artifacts from that period. The rooms are preserved in the condition from the war...More

Thank Farhana B
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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.