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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 yesterday

very interesting museum. the most interesting part of the museum is the Holocaust exhibition. it is moving, emotional, educational and eye opening.

Thank bernadettefiore95
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great WW1 and WW2 displays. The ground floor contains WW1 only, and this took us an afternoon to look around! So much knowledge packed into this building - a great visit for young and old alike.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not very fond of history but my husband is. He wanted to visit this place so we had to accompany him. The museum is very good and full of all facilities. My husband was so excited to come over here and he took...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent museum. Really enjoyed it. Free to get in and lots to see. However, they only have a few lockers to put your stuff in whilst you are walking round. In fairness these are free, but half of them are broken and you are unlikely...More

Thank York_TravellerYork
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Imperial War Museum specifically to the see the Holocaust Exhibition as my niece is studying this at school. What a well presented and very moving exhibition, not for the faint hearted as there are some quite graphic films. Well worth a visit...More

Thank yvonne6124
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with our 14 year old son, who is studying WW1 and the lead up to WW2 as part of his History studies and I was really pleasantly surprised at how nice the building is and how informative each of the sections are. I must...More

Thank Rachael1973
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been here a couple of times and my Husband wanted to visit the First World War Exhibition.It was excellent and well worth the visit.There is so much to see and hear, lots of information going on with facts that you never think about. Really...More

Thank vickyw123452016
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Imperial War Museum is a wonderful place. The Holocaust exhibition is informative and moving. Our teenage daughter was surprised at how much she enjoyed the visit. This is absolutely worth a visit

Thank Ayre02
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love history especially the 2 world wars this is the place for you. An easy walk from 2 tube stations (Lambeth North & Elephants and Castle). You will have no problem spotting the building with the massive guns outside. A short check of...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My 8 year old daughter wanted to visit here as she'd studied WW2 at school. We went straight for the WW2 exhibitions. The one about a family in London during that war was good. The rest of that level was a bit confusing as we...More

Thank Victoria B
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JC J
26 December 2017|
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Response from Jayne P | Reviewed this property |
Hi - entry to the museum is free. There are often special temporary exhibitions which you have to pay for, the information for these will be on the website. The actual museum has plenty to see, the Holocaust Exhibition and... More
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JC J
26 December 2017|
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Response from Travelling_foodie198 | Reviewed this property |
General entry is free but there are specific (changing) exhibitions which you have to pay for. If you look on their website it will tell you which ones you have to pay for and how much they are.
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bev1987
28 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.
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