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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First World War

Hall of Remembrance

First World War

Hall of Remembrance

Explore the story of the never-built Hall of Remembrance and the artworks created to commemorate the First World War in an immersive 3D experience.
Virtual hall of Remembrance
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What's On

Installation view of Moments of Silence at IWM London
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Exhibition
Moments of Silence

IWM London

Until 31 March 2019

Gassed by John Singer Sargent in the Lest We Forget Exhibition
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Exhibition
Lest We Forget?

IWM North

Until 24 February 2019

Mercury Prize nominated Field Music in IWM London's iconic Atrium. From left to right: David and Peter Brewis
© IWM Mercury Prize nominated Field Music in IWM London's iconic Atrium. From left to right: David and Peter Brewis
Performance
Field Music at IWM London

IWM London

31 January 2019

Exhibition

Poppies: Wave

Exhibition

Poppies: Wave

Until 25 November
IWM North
Wave at IWM North

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First World War

Voices of the First World War: Armistice

First World War

Voices of the First World War: Armistice

Episode 47: In early October 1918, Germany, no longer able to continue the war, approached the United States about an armistice. Many ordinary British soldiers on the Western Front recall having a sense that the war was drawing to a close.
A group of happy girls in an American automobile in London on the day the Armistice was signed, 11 November 1918.