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. 

IWM Duxford

Duxford Air Shows 2020

IWM Duxford

Duxford Air Shows 2020

Secure your tickets to Duxford Air Festival and the 80th anniversary Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show today. Tickets and parking will sell-fast.
Duxford Air Shows 2020 teaser advert
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Art And Design

Culture Under Attack

Art And Design

Culture Under Attack

Discover more about the stories and themes explored in Culture Under Attack, a free season of exhibitions and events at IWM London. 
An Anderson shelter standing intact amid a scene of debris in Norwich.
© IWM (HU 36196)

What's On

Serving the Seas
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Serving the Seas

HMS Belfast

Permanent

Paint shop worker
IWM
Conservation in Action

IWM Duxford

Permanent

IWM 2020: What to watch out for next year

IWM 2020: What to watch out for next year

Discover what's on at IWM in 2020, including a new season exploring refugee experiences throughout history. 
An aid worker in Arsal refugee camp in Lebanon with her arm around a woman.
© ICRC/Hussein Baydoun

Join IWM Membership

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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Cold War

Would you push the nuclear button?

Cold War

Would you push the nuclear button?

It’s the big question put to candidates in the build up to every election: would you push the nuclear button? But the reality is far more complex than the question suggests.