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. 

Duxford Air Shows

Duxford Air Festival 2020

Duxford Air Shows

Duxford Air Festival 2020

23 to 24 May 2020
IWM Duxford
Book now for Duxford Air Festival and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day with fast-flying, all-action aerobatics and vintage entertainment for families, fans and first-timers. Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 May 2020. 
Duxford Air Festival Powering Imaginations
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Second World War

22 Amazing Colour Photos Of The Second World War

Second World War

22 Amazing Colour Photos Of The Second World War

A Royal Air Force Lockheed Hudson Mk VI (AE626) aircraft of the Middle East Communications Flight flying over the pyramids.
© IWM (TR 1)

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 London Holocaust Exhibition
The Holocaust Exhibition: A Guided Tour

IWM London

Selected dates February and March 2020

Britain And The Commonwealth Since 1945

A Short History Of The Aden Emergency

Britain And The Commonwealth Since 1945

A Short History Of The Aden Emergency

In 1839 Britain captured the town of Aden (now part of Yemen) in the south of the Arabian Peninsula.
IWM (A 35119)

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Join IWM Today - become a member

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

Life On Board A British Nuclear Submarine

Cold War

Life On Board A British Nuclear Submarine

The dangerous and claustrophobic life on board a submarine required the ship's company of 120 men to work as a close team.
Sound Room
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