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 2019

Flying Legends Air Show
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Duxford Air Shows
Flying Legends 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 13-14 July 2019

Actor in RAF flying jacket infront of N3200 Spitfire at IWM Duxford
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Duxford Air Shows
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

IWM Duxford

21-22 September

Contemporary conflict

Yemen: Background to a Crisis

Contemporary conflict

Yemen: Background to a Crisis

After four years of persistent fighting the conflict in Yemen is ever more bloody with attempts to reach a political settlement increasingly complex. This man-made humanitarian crisis is the worst in the world. 
Background to a crisis
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What's On

Serving the Seas
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Exhibition, Permanent display
Serving the Seas

HMS Belfast

Permanent

IWM Duxford
Tour
Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Until end of July

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

IWM London

Weekdays

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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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D-Day, Second World War

D-Day Explained

D-Day, Second World War

D-Day Explained

IWM curator John Delaney explores how the Allies prepared for D-Day - and the significance of the events of the 6 June 1944. 
Juno was heavily defended and casualties were high, especially among the first wave of landing infantry
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Second World War

Why do ships have a gender?

Second World War

Why do ships have a gender?

The naming conventions of the Royal Navy are part of a long tradition but other navies have a different approach. 
HMS Belfast off Scapa Flow IWM (A 18642)