Imperial War Museum London

Venue  |  Exhibitions
Imperial War Museum London
Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom
Venue Type: Museum

Open hours
IWM London is closed to visitors until July 2013. Our other branches are open as usual.
+44 (0)20 7416 5000

IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day.

Nowhere is the impact of modern warfare more powerfully illustrated than our large exhibits gallery, which houses some of the most important weapons and vehicles of the twentieth century including a Spitfire that saw action in the Battle of Britain.

Visit our galleries to delve deeper into the stories of both world wars, exploring their complex origins and discovering what life was like for those who experienced war first hand, from the trenches of the Western Front to a blitzed street in 1940. We also trace the Nazi persecution and murder of Jews in The Holocaust Exhibition, and look at extraordinary stories of bravery behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross in The Lord Ashcroft Gallery.