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 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 soldier looking at tributes on a wall in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan Learning from the Soviets?

18 March 2015

Author Rodric Braithwaite joins the BBC’s Caroline Wyatt to discuss the Soviets in Afghanistan, the similarities to the recent UK experience and if there are any lessons we can learn.

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