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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
This museum is filled with all types of exhibits, which is very appealing to all kinds of people of all ages. So much to learn, and so many ways to engage. There are short videos, all kinds of memoirs, hands on/touching exhibits, all kinds of...More
I don’t normally review tourist attractions in my home city but I went to the Imperial War Museum last week for the first time since I was a child and was very impressed. I spent my time doing two galleries properly, the First World War...More
As I live in London been many times an excellent museum show all aspect of war from 1ww to current day great display usually have special exhibitions on but check in advance and all this is free but please give a donation as this helps...More
We started on the 5th floor looking at the VC medals and then moved down to the holocaust exhibition, both of which we’re extremely moving and in the case of the holocaust very emotional. Later having spent a more than couple of hours here we...More
Free entry into this amazing venue. 5 floors of fascinating artefacts. In a way I felt the museum was a little minimalist but the careful choice of artefacts, so we'll presented, made this a great experience. The Holocaust floor is a must. Harrowing but has...More
Were here for 3 hours and still ran out of time! The holocaust exhibit was worth 2 hours at least, though younger children might be distressed. There were guided tours on offer for free but we just missed them. There are plenty of opportunities to...More
What was there was good but there was a lot of empty space where more exhibits could be put in. There are useful locker for coats and bags but you need a £1 coin to operate. Worth doing to save carrying stuff around.
I found this place amazing!
So much history and so much information.
Each floor tells a different story and each floor has so much to look at and read.
There isn’t entry fee but a donation is asked for which I think is reasonable for...More
Holocaust exhibit was impressive with some quite good interactive displays and tries to give a feeling of being immersed in this time period. Jewish, I haven't visited. It's also probably a matter of whether you prefer to... More
Holocaust exhibit was impressive with some quite good interactive displays and tries to give a feeling of being immersed in this time period. Jewish, I haven't visited. It's also probably a matter of whether you prefer to focus on ww2 and the deportations of many ethnic groups, or have a broader perspective at the Jewish population only.
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.