Transforming IWM London

IWM London re-opens on 19 July 2014

IWM London

IWM London tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. On 19 July 2014 we re-open with new galleries, exhibitions and an improved visitor experience so that you can find new ways to explore our diverse collections.

New for 19 July 2014

Ground-breaking First World War Galleries which tell the story of the First World War – how it started, why it continued and its global impact – through the lives of those who experienced it.

A dramatic new atrium - featuring iconic objects including a Harrier jet, Spitfire plane and V2 rocket - that reveals how people’s lives have been affected by war and conflict from the Second World War to the present day.

Truth & Memory: British Art of the First World War – a major new art exhibition featuring powerful artworks by some of Britain’s most significant First World War artists.

IWM Contemporary: Mark Neville – a new body of work in response to the war in Afghanistan.

Our permanent exhibitions will be reopening including The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes, Secret War, A Family in Wartime. The Holocaust Exhibition will also re-open along with our family exhibition Horrible Histories®: Spies.

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We Are Transforming

Find out more about our major building redevelopment, transforming IWM London to mark the Centenary of the First World War. 

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Centenary Partnership

Find out about the international programme to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Learn more about the Centenary Partnership

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