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Collections and Research

IWM’s collections cover all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former empire countries.

Created to record the toil and sacrifice of every individual affected by war, the collections include a wide range of material, from film and oral history to works of art, large objects, and personal letters and diaries.

IWM also undertakes and supports research, and our collections are open to the public. You can find out more about accessing our collections on our Research Facilities page.

IWM is a national repository and is accredited under the Museums Libraries and Archives Accreditation scheme.