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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Age of Terror: Making Art in Afghanistan

IWM Film, David Cotterell on making art in Afghanistan

Age of Terror: Making Art in Afghanistan

Artist David Cotterell went to Afghanistan in 2007, spending time with British forces and documenting the medical treatment of casualties and their journey away from the frontline to the UK.

His work Gateway II, which uses his photographs from that trip, is on display as part of Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 at IWM London.

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Conflict Cafe at IWM London
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Discussion
Conflict Café: Conversations about Syria
A range of people living in the North West and beyond, some of whom have fled Syria and others who have worked there, will share their stories of life before and during the conflict.
View of gallery showing marble surveillance stand and figures
IWM London, Age of Terror Exhibition
Exhibition
Age of Terror: Art since 9/11
See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since 9/11.
Duxford Air Show Concourse
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.
First World War

Five Inspirational Stories Of Women In The First World War

First World War

Five Inspirational Stories Of Women In The First World War

From ambulance drivers to translators, women served Britain in a variety of ways during the First World War. Discover their stories now.
Elsie Knocker (left) and Mairi Chisholm in Pervyse, Belgium in 1917.
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