Imperial War Museums explores conflict and its impact on people’s lives.

IWM is a family of five museums recording and showcasing experiences of modern conflict. Some of those experiences paint a picture of everyday life in wartime, others give us a glimpse of something exceptional. All of them help us to explore the causes of war and its impact on people’s lives. 

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Duxford Air Shows

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

Duxford Air Shows

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

21-22 September 2019
IWM Duxford
Be transported back to the summer of 1940 at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, 21-22 September 2019. Witness daring air displays, dogfights and aerobatics – ending with the splendour of our now famous mass Spitfire flypast in the skies where history happened. Choose from Early Bird tickets or one of our special experience packages. 
Actor in RAF flying jacket infront of N3200 Spitfire at IWM Duxford
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What's On

Serving the Seas
©IWM
Exhibition, Permanent display
Serving the Seas

HMS Belfast

Permanent

IWM Duxford
Tour
Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Until end of August

Upward facing shot of IWM Atrium
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Tour
A Century of War Tour

IWM London

Weekdays

Art And Design

Culture Under Attack

Art And Design

Culture Under Attack

Discover more about the stories and themes explored in Culture Under Attack, a free season of exhibitions and events at IWM London. 
An Anderson shelter standing intact amid a scene of debris in Norwich.
© IWM (HU 36196)

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Join IWM Membership

Become a member for a year of great days out at all five IWM museums. Benefits include unlimited free admission to HMS Belfast, Churchill War Rooms and IWM Duxford from just £35.
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Contemporary conflict

'My Yemen is Beautiful'

Contemporary conflict

'My Yemen is Beautiful'

See spoken word artist Amerah Saleh perform a poem especially commissioned for Yemen: Inside a Crisis and learn more about how she thinks art can help people connect with what is happening in Yemen. 
Portrait of Amerah Saleh, spoken word artist
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Exhibition

Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm

Exhibition

Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm

Until 29 September 2019
IWM London
Robert Capa, [American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6 1944. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Robert Capa, [American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6 1944. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos