Peace and Security: 1945 - 2015

IWM London

From Britain and Europe after the Second World War through to the Cold War and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, Peace and Security reveals how conflicts have been fought and communities divided in places such as Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan from 1945 to the present day.

Your Britain, Noah's Ark

During the war Hazel James was evacuated to the country. Her father, Robert, was on active service. Separated from his family, he used wood from old cigar boxes and the straps of army kit bags to make Hazel this Noah’s Ark toy set.

Two by two, a host of animals joined Noah and his wife in the boat. Robert James hand-painted them all, looking forward, like Noah, to a time when the world would be at peace again and his family would be safely together.

Saddam Hussein mural, detail © IWM

IWM London
Lambeth Road
Nearest tube stations:

Lambeth North (5 mins)

Waterloo (15 mins)

Elephant and Castle (15 mins)

Open 10am - 6pm every day

Last admission is at 5.30pm