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

6 December 2014, 3 January, 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 archive image of a soldier and two girls on a sledge in the snow

The First Christmas

Sat 20 December 2014 – Wed 31 December 2014

Make your own Christmas decorations inspired by First World War Princess Mary gift tins and  find out what life was like for those on active service and on the Home Front during Christmas 1914.


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