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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 1 week ago

Give yourself at least 3-4 hours to fully appreciate the history and experiences involved. The WW1 exhibition is really good and gives a real experience of the horrors of war.

Thank James N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meeting at IWM so took advantage of having a good look around. Only five minutes walk from Lambeth North tube station. It is some years since my last visit so was very surprised by the radical changes, which were very good. A lot...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lots planned for a day in London today. But didn't get further than the IWM. A truly amazing exhibition. Total immersion and so much information and personal reflections make this probably the best museum exhibition we have every been too. Fantastic use of modern...More

Thank Lianne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my son, spent an hour, would suit older children. But brilliant things to see and read, very educational, will return when he's older.

Thank ClintG1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well planned, well thought out. This museum is amazing. Nice little cafe for a cup of coffee or tea for a break also. Easy to get to, it sits next to a park for a landmark.

Thank Desiree b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit....allow plenty of time. We had to leave after several hours as we were hungry (yes they have a cafe ) and could've happily of stayed longer. Lots to see and do and when we went they had an additional movie...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another museum we returned to because we ran out of time before. The new WW I display makes the sequence of events that led up to that war understandable. The V2 rocket was impressive.

Thank BillRadio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a local recommendation and it was better than expected. And it was FREE! Great information!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Imperial War Museum on Lambeth Road is not too large - and it is free, a nice treat. Good range of exhibits, but not exhaustive. A number of themed displays. Easy to get too and worth visiting for a few hours.

Thank KansaTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were many unique features of this museum. If you have been to the Holocaust museum in Washington, you will be disappointed. If you have never been to an exhibit on the Holocaust, it is very good in passing on the message of how evil...More

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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.
30 September 2017|
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Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
I can only add to the advice above, don't try parking in the area as London Traffic Wardens are very strict. Use Public Transport as the links to this part of London are excellent.
23 September 2017|
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Response from atlanticcity | Reviewed this property |
My wife, me and our 13 year old grandson liked it a lot. A seven year old neighbor went four times. Each to his/her own.