First World War Galleries
See how the war started, why it continued, how the Allies won and its impact on people's lives across the globe. Walk through a recreated trench with a Sopwith Camel plane swooping low overhead as a Mark V Tank looms above you. Explore the war at sea and campaigns in the Middle East, Africa, Gallipoli and the Western Front.
From sentry duty to sports days find out about all aspects of life at the front
Life at home
Find out what life was like at home during the First World War in Britain and its former Empire. Discover the reasons why men signed up to fight and how Britain came under enemy air attacks. Uncover the contributions women made in factories, hospitals and elsewhere to keep the troops fed and fighting.
Learn more about the war's impact at home
Nearest tube stations:
Waterloo (15 mins)
Elephant and Castle (15 mins)
Please note that Lambeth North station is closed for lift replacement works between 13 July 2016 and mid-February 2017.
Open 10am - 6pm every day
Last admission is at 5.30pm