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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
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Reviewed today

On my first ever visit to this major British museum, I was impressed. I only had an hour or two and clearly that was not long enough to experience all that this large museum has to offer. I chose to visit the WW1 exhibition which...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Visited I.W.M on 4th June to have a look at personal papers of a very brave family member who died in World War I. The museum itself is very interesting and educating and I would recommend a visit, especially with children so that they can...More

Thank Ann J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favorite museum I visited in London. This museum is a must visit. I am not a big war buff but still loved this museum. It was laid out in such a great way. So much information and interactive parts too. It never felt like...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The excellent exhibits includes WWI and WW2 with a lot about the DDay invasion. The post WW2 - war on terror, Cold War story was hard to connect with. Museum is free.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this place as a kid in the, 60s nowadays it's more modern and lighter. We had kids with us and would have liked to go to the war painting exhibition but I was not going to pay £12 for a 5year old just...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the 4-story Imperial Museum in London, with an old college roommate who has Masters in Military History. He added a great deal to the visit; best floor for me was the 4th, which had assortment of weapons & the nose section of a Lancaster...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having been here many years ago I did not expect much, after all it is a museum. I was shocked to find the renovation wonderfully layered out with very much to see. They have done a great job to bring you into the timeline you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this museum in London. It is free entrance and a reminder from all points of view why war is horrible. For younger families maybe it wouldn't suite as much because mostly children get restless after a while but couples with more time certainly. Young...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

as a place to visit that records the horrors of war, it is a must. We are at an age when people, particularly young people, are forgetting the horrors of the 1st World War, the genocide of the Nazi concentration camps and the abomination of...More

Thank malxmclean
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Reviewed 3 days ago

More than 40 years since my previous visit, a lot has changed, and to the better. Easy to find ones way around the museum, and in a cronological manner. Makes the past more present, especially the individuals that took part in the wars. The section...More

Thank Magnus P
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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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Justin K
May 23, 2018|
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Response from evilaraya | Reviewed this property |
No que when i was there. Just walk in and enjoy!
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Jim M
March 3, 2018|
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Response from nicolecherry | Reviewed this property |
No it is on the top floor and no need to book
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