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“Packed with interest.”

Imperial War Museum
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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off
Ranked #39 of 1,656 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Packed with interest.”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

A must for the thoughtful. Lots of 'boys toys' but much more, very good war artists collections.
New section on 'A family in wartime' brings history alive.

Visited April 2012
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Devon, United Kingdom
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“Everyone must go”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Wow what a place I had no idea what to expect. It's set in an amazing building, brilliant exhibitions. I loved the Spies section and the Holocaust exhibition was so upsetting but it had to be seen. Great for all ages as there is so much to see and do.

Visited February 2012
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London
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“Imperial War”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

I love this place, I love the history and the feeling you get whilst you are there. Can't recommend it enough.

Visited November 2011
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Vicenza, Italy
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“Must see in London for anyone! Researchers too!!”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Military enthusiasts, history buffs, tourists, or any age will find this a definate must see in London. This historical building holds so much history it's practically bursting with it. If you are looking to see history on any military campaign that Britain has participated in, then look no further. The museum has a particularly large display and collection of tanks, guns, uniforms and more from World War One & World War Two.
Another useful tool if you are researching a particular part of history, a military unit, a specific battle or war hero... The IMWs Research room will help you for free! You must book an appointment three days in advance for this as well as what your topic is on their website. Enjoy!!

Visited March 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great place! Just wish they wouldnt charge so mcuh for some exhebitions.”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Mainly free but with steep fees for some attractions.
You cant miss the Jewish Concentration Camps exhebition (free) it is just incredible. Other interesting things too see also. Children of war exhebition also facinating!
Very much worth the visit!

Visited January 2012
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