Exhibitions

Coming soon: 1 July 2016 – 8 January 2017

Go behind the scenes of some of the most iconic war films which have captured the imagination of cinema-going audiences across the generations.

Last chance to see, closes 30 May 2016

Last chance to see

Until 13 November 2016
This display shows how Britain’s armed forces deal with very different aspects of global security, from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to being part of coalition efforts to fight ISIS in the Middle East.
Until 25 September 2016

Discover a variety of imaginative responses to conflict, from surreal depictions of aircraft as creatures, to abstract views of bombing raids and detailed drawings of life in submarines.

26 May – 4 September 2016

Acclaimed documentary photographer Edward Barber captures the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain in a new exhibition this summer.

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
Discover people’s stories of modern war and conflict through some of the more unexpected objects from our collections.
Permanent
The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes houses the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses and a significant collection of George Crosses.
Permanent
Secret War explores the undercover world of espionage, covert operations and the work of Britain’s Special Forces.
Permanent
Explore our dramatic new atrium, designed by Foster + Partners.
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.

Coming soon: 28 July 2016 - 28 August 2017