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

Patrouille de France at Duxford Air Festival
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Duxford Air Shows
Duxford Air Festival 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 25-26 May 2019

Flying Legends Air Show
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Duxford Air Shows
Flying Legends 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 13-14 July 2019

Spitfire MkIa at Duxford Air Festival
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Duxford Air Shows
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 21-22 September 2019

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

IWM Duxford
Tour, Easter
Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Until the end of April

Artist John Akomfrah standing in front of his installation Mimesis: African Soldier at IWM London
First World War
John Akomfrah on Mimesis: African Soldier
Learn how artist John Akomfrah created his new work Mimesis: African Soldier - and what he hopes people will take away from seeing it.
First World War

Sound Ranging Explained

First World War

Sound Ranging Explained

You are on a First World War battlefield. An enemy artillery gun is firing at your lines. Lives are being lost. You need to stop that gun – but how can you stop it if you don’t know where it is?
Sound Ranging Explained
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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

D-Day75

D-Day

D-Day75

This June marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest combined naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare.

From 1 – 9 June we will retell the extraordinary land, air and sea story through our Second World War collection and three historic sites, HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms, which experienced first-hand the events of D-Day.

D-Day 75
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