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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Making A New World

Making A New World

Our upcoming season explores how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today through a programme of free exhibitions, alongside immersive live music, performance and public debates.
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What's On

Gassed by John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent, Gassed, 1919 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1460)
Exhibition
Lest We Forget?

IWM North

27th July 2018 to 24th February 2019

Duxford Air Show Concourse
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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.
Mathew Bourne's Cinderella: A Museum Adventure
Kevin S. Persaud (KSP Images)
Performance
Cinderella: A Museum Adventure

IWM London

23rd June 2018

Second World War, Heroes, Battle of Britain

The Spitfire lost for almost 50 Years

Second World War, Heroes, Battle of Britain

The Spitfire lost for almost 50 Years

Spitfire N3200 flew its first and only operation on 26 May 1940, piloted by Geoffrey Stephenson as he led his squadron on a patrol to cover the evacuation of Allied forces from the beaches of Dunkirk.  
Spitrefire taking off from Duxford
IWM, Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1a, IWM Duxford

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