Exhibitions

Coming Soon: 26 October 2017 - 28 May 2018

See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.

Until 28 August 2017

Take a journey from the First World War to the present day, exploring how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict in this major exhibition.

Until 28 August 2017

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the 'Global War on Terror'.

Until 3 September 2017

Gain an understanding of the origins, escalations and human impact of the ongoing Syria conflict in Syria: A Conflict Explored, a season of exhibitions and events — part of our new Conflict Now programming strand.

Until 26 November 2017

This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in 2006 and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated, exploring the impact this period had on those who were there and the lessons learnt from this deployme

Permanent

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.

Permanent
The Holocaust Exhibition traces the Nazi persecution and murder of Europe’s Jews from 1933 to 1945.
Permanent
This free exhibition tells the story of how ordinary people braved the challenges of life at home during the Second World War through the eyes of the Allpress family, who lived in Stockwell, London.
Permanent
Secret War explores the undercover world of espionage, covert operations and the work of Britain’s Special Forces.
Permanent
Explore our dramatic atrium, designed by Foster + Partners.
Permanent
The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes houses the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses and a significant collection of George Crosses.
Permanent
Discover people’s stories of modern war and conflict through some of the more unexpected objects from our collections.
Permanent
Discover how conflicts have been fought and communities divided in places such as Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan from 1945 to the present day.
Permanent
Explore key moments of the Second World War through the connections between people’s lives and the objects on display.
Families

Buy our kids' guidebook and get the whole family involved in exploring IWM London.

Preview

IWM was established while the First World War was still being fought and will mark its centenary in 2017.