First World War

Our First World War Galleries are open

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

First World War: Poems from the front

4 November 2014

Join BBC broadcaster John Simpson, CBE, as he chairs a discussion exploring the legacy and impact of poems from the First World War.  Book tickets.

Why Soldiers Fight

19 November 2014

Join our expert panel as they explore the experiences and similarities between those who served during the First World War and soldiers today.  Find out more.

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