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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Making A New World

Making A New World

Our upcoming season explores how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today through a programme of free exhibitions, alongside immersive live music, performance and public debates.
British POWs reach Tournai
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What's On

Gassed by John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent, Gassed, 1919 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1460)
Exhibition
Lest We Forget?

IWM North

Until 24 February 2019

Duxford Air Show Concourse
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IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford Air Shows
Great value events filled with thrilling flying, showground entertainment and entry to our award winning museum, IWM Duxford. Tickets on sale now.
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Discussion
We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

IWM North

Every Tuesday until 28 August

Exhibition

Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window

Exhibition

Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window

8 September to 25 November
IWM North, IWM London
14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, is presenting the iconic sculptures at selected locations around the UK until 2018. IWM North and IWM London are the final two locations for the sculptures.
Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window Sculptures
Image: © Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

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First World War

From Amiens to Armistice: The Hundred Days Offensive

First World War

From Amiens to Armistice: The Hundred Days Offensive

Explore the story of the crucial battles fought in the last months of the First World War.