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Imperial War Museum

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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
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Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
+44 20 7416 5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provided an excellent overview of the British engagement in 20th Century wars. The World War One exhibits were excellent. The Holocaust exhibit was incredibly moving as well. Although, it was busy I didn’t feel rushed or jostled throughout the museum.

Thank Jemn5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This free museum was highly recommended to us and we were not the least disappointed. The WW 2 Exhibit on the impact of the war on British families was very well done. But the Holocaust Exhibit was extremely impacting. As the great parliamentarian Edmund Burke...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an amazing day here, greeted by the weeping window display of poppies. Simply stunning in the autumn sunshine. Free entry and delightfully helpful and knowledgeable staff left a lasting impression. Well laid out with specific themes, first, second world wars, subsequent conflicts, a gallery...More

Thank gwynethgrove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very emotive, the weeping window made up of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London exhibit of 2014 commemorating 100 years of the start of the Great War. Knowing several of those poppies represented the lives of several family members having studied my family...More

Thank drewbiggs19
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Imperial War Museums is a British national organisation which runs 5 war museum branches across the country. The IWM London was officially opened in 1920, and has been housed in a former hospital in the London Borough of Southwark since 1936. It’s a must...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have really enjoyed my visit to this museum . The entrance is free . I would suggest a visit of a minimum 2 hour time . The 5th level of the holocaust period Excellent ! The museum takes you through the first and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to see the Poppy installation and had saved my visit to the museum to coincide with it's arrival. it is a magnificent site as you approach this stunning building from the main gates. The inside was just as amazing and although not a...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this would be all guns and tanks, only went to allow the other half his 2 hours, I only have two words. Holocaust exhibit. My god I thought I was going to break down. I literally left in tears. So well put together...More

Thank jo h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here today with my other half. We have been several times and each time I find something new and thought provoking. The museum is free to visit and it is absolutely a must see if you come to London. The museum charts the major...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to France and Belgium to see the Graves of WW1 And now the display in the IWM so very interesting and sad what a waste of so many lives and for what ,every time I see a TV prog about WW1 I...More

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August 10, 2018|
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
Hi,the trenches are still there as is the air raid shelter - the ground doesn’t move though. The air raid shelter is now in a themed section following a local families war time experience.
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we haven't been to the Jewish Museum so I cannot compare
June 5, 2018|
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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.