First World War Galleries

IWM London
Permanent

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

Fighting fronts

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