IWM London
Lambeth Road
SE1 6HZ
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10am-6pm
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IWM records and showcases experiences of modern conflict. Some of those experiences paint a picture of everyday life in wartime, others give us a glimpse of something exceptional. All of them help us to explore the causes of war and its impact on people’s lives.

The Imperial War Museum tells the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict, from 1914 to now. The museum is free to enter, and hosts a series of unique and engaging exhibitions year-round. 

Founded during the first world war, the museum gives a compelling voice to the extraordinary stories of ordinary people caught up in over a century of conflict.

Displayed across six floors, the museum’s vast collections encompass a wealth of objects – from uniforms to photographs, vehicles to films, weapons to works of art – each with a story to tell.

Step into the world-famous atrium and experience the continuing influence of war on the world, from the First World War to present day in the award-winning galleries, all filled with the power to move, inspire and transform.