We have transformed IWM London as part of the First World War Centenary. This is a view of our new atrium, which opened on 19 July 2014. Image by Foster + Partners
Our new atrium will display the most iconic and unusual of our objects, exploring aspects of war from the First World War through to the present day. Image by Foster + Partners.
As you travel up through the museum from floor to floor, the stories of conflict on the balconies will move chronologically through the Second World War to current conflicts such as Afghanistan. Image by Foster + Partners.
We have also opened new shops and a new café, opening directly onto Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. Image by Foster + Partners. Find out more about Transforming IWM London
To mark the First World War Centenary, IWM is creating Lives of the First World War.
This innovative, interactive platform will bring material from museums, libraries, archives and family collections from across the world together in one place, inspiring people of all ages to explore, reveal and share the life stories of those who served in uniform and worked on the home front.
Since its foundation in 1917, IWM has continued to ensure that people understand the impact of this global conflict and how it shaped the world we live in today. By the end of the centenary we will have built the permanent digital memorial to more than 8 million men and women from across Britain and the Commonwealth and saved their stories for future generations.