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

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

Duxford Air Shows

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

21-22 September 2019
IWM Duxford
Be transported back to the summer of 1940 at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, 21-22 September 2019. Witness daring air displays, dogfights and aerobatics – ending with the splendour of our now famous mass Spitfire flypast in the skies where history happened. Choose from Early Bird tickets or one of our special experience packages. 
Actor in RAF flying jacket infront of N3200 Spitfire at IWM Duxford
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What's On

Serving the Seas
©IWM
Exhibition, Permanent display
Serving the Seas

HMS Belfast

Permanent

IWM Duxford
Tour
Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Until end of August

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

IWM London

Weekdays

Experience

Yemen: Say Hello to Connect Economy & Infrastructure

Experience

Yemen: Say Hello to Connect Economy & Infrastructure

26 to 27 July
Manchester Piccadilly Station
Catch the second appearance of our travelling installation at Manchester Piccadilly. Here we explore the economic crisis and struggling infrastructure of Yemen.
Yemen: Say hello to connect at HATCH
©FutureEverything
Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Cold War Russia: Jazz and Pop Subculture

Performance, Talk

Rebel Sounds Live Cold War Russia: Jazz and Pop Subculture

21 September 2019
IWM London
Uncover the underground cultural scene in Cold War Russia and see a live demonstration of backstreet vinyl cutting from the X-Ray Audio Project. 
Stephen Coates and Paul Heartfield of X-Ray Audio
© X-Ray Audio Project

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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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Exhibition

Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm

Exhibition

Robert Capa: D-Day in 35mm

Until 29 September 2019
IWM London
Robert Capa, [American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6 1944. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
Robert Capa, [American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6 1944. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos