History Makers

Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes

This exhibition displays personal objects and artefacts belonging to those awarded Victoria and George Crosses, revealing the people behind the medals and the stories of their lives and their extraordinary deeds. 

©IWM William Leefe Robinson, Victoria Cross
©IWM Matthew Croucher, George Cross
©IWM Odette Sansom, George Cross

The gallery was made possible by a £5 million donation from Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, and showcases the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses, a collection established by Lord Ashcroft in 1986.

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