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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IWM 2019

IWM 2019

Discover what's on at IWM in 2019, including the UK's first major exhibition on the on-going humanitarian crisis in Yemen and a season devoted to exploring the impact of war on culture. 
A member of the Iraqi forces inspects the damage inside the destroyed museum of Mosul on April 2 2017 after they recaptured it from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Photograph AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images.
AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

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

Second World War

Christmas in wartime

Second World War

Christmas in wartime

During the Second World War, film cameras captured how people celebrated the festive season on both the Home Front and the fighting fronts.
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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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