SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
The Imperial War Museum 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 at the Imperial War Museum's 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 the 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.
The Museum 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.
CAFE, PICNIC ROOM AND GARDENS
In addition to the Kitchen Front Café, visitors are welcome to use the Picnic Room at weekends and during school holidays. As the Museum is situated within Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, there’s also plenty of opportunity to picnic on the grass or outdoor picnic tables, weather depending.
MULTIMEDIA GUIDES (Cost Required)
The multimedia guides are a great way to explore IWM London, discovering more about our Collections through veterans’ stories and expert commentary as well as photos, film footage, works of art and other material not on public display.
A family version of the guide takes children on a fascinating journey though both world wars, telling the human stories behind the objects on display.
The guides cost £3.50 each and are available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish from the Information Desk.