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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Families at HMS Belfast

Families at HMS Belfast

Climb on board HMS Belfast this summer and get hands on with our family activities as you explore the ship.
Families on HMS Belfast

What's On

Serving the Seas
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Exhibition, Permanent display
Serving the Seas

HMS Belfast

Permanent

IWM Duxford
Tour
Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Selected dates until end of September

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

IWM London

Weekdays

Family

Sporting Stories

Family

Sporting Stories

16 - 18 August 2019
IWM North
Hear true stories and get involved as we pass, sprint and volley our way through the last 100 years of sport in wartime with hands-on workshops, storytelling, eyewitness accounts and more.
Sporting Stories lead image
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Exhibition

What remains

Exhibition

What remains

Until 5 January 2020
IWM London
Curated in partnership with Historic England, What Remains explores why culture and heritage is attacked during war. 
Photograph showing the ravaging effects of the Baedeker raids on the cathedral city of Exeter in 1942
Photograph showing the ravaging effects of the Baedeker raids on the cathedral city of Exeter in 1942 © Historic England

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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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)