First World War

First World War Galleries

Discover the story of the First World War through the lives of those who experienced it both on the front line and at home.
Free admission. Plan your visit

Talks and Events
An image of Oppy Wood, 1917. Evening. John Nash, 1918 © IWM A2243, detail

Truth and Memory Gallery Talk

7 February and 7 March 2015

Take a tour around the largest exhibition of British First World War Art for nearly 100 years with a member of our museum team.


An image of Dr Tommy Wide

Culture and Conflict: One Man's Story of Working in Afghanistan

14 April 2015

Dr Tommy Wide is the Managing Director of Turquoise Mountain, working to revive Afghanistan’s traditional crafts through projects with local communities. Dr Wide will discuss his experiences and insights on an Afghanistan very few people get to see.

There will also be a chance to view our display War Story: Afghanistan 2014.

Book tickets

Visit IWM London

During busy periods, we will be operating timed entry into the First World War Galleries.
IWM London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
Plan your visit

Nearest tube stations:

Lambeth North (10 mins)

Waterloo (15 mins)

Elephant and Castle (15 mins)

Free entry

Open daily 10am - 6pm

Last admission is at 5.30pm