Imperial War Museum, London

There are countless discoveries awaiting in our world-famous atrium and award-winning galleries. IWM London is a place to experience the continuing influence of war on the world – an experience as compelling and thought-provoking as it is unforgettable. But while the museum is temporarily closed, you can still explore the stories and objects that feature in our galleries.

Imperial War Museums is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War. See war through the eyes of the people who lived it.  Be moved. Be inspired. Be transformed. For a limited time only, we’ve extended our Refugees season. Explore refugee experiences throughout history and ongoing issues faced by those affected through our major exhibition Refugees: Forced to Flee. Gain a deeper understanding of what life is really like in a current refugee camp with the immersive installation Life in a Camp, and consider what immigration control will look like in the future with the participatory experience A Face to Open Doors. Don’t miss the opportunity to see History of Bombs a site-specific artwork in our iconic atrium from world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei.

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  • Saturday10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • Monday10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday10:00 - 18:00
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