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 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.
British POWs reach Tournai
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What's On

Gassed by John Singer Sargent in the Lest We Forget Exhibition
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Exhibition
Lest We Forget?

IWM North

Until 24 February 2019

Duxford Air Show Concourse
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IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford Air Shows
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2018 is now sold out. Please do not travel to IWM Duxford on 22 & 23 September without a pre-purchased event ticket. If you missed out this year, sign up to our enews to be the first to know when tickets go on sale for 2019.

The Poppies Tour at IWM

We Are Making a a New World by Paul Nash IWM ART 1146
We Are Making a a New World by Paul Nash IWM ART 1146
Exhibition
Poppies: Wave

IWM North

Until 25 November

Poppies 1418 NOW
Exhibition
Poppies: Weeping Window

IWM London

5 October to 18 November

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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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First World War

Voices of the First World War: Into Battle

First World War

Voices of the First World War: Into Battle

Episode 7: As soon as war began in August 1914, the belligerent nations in Europe sent their troops into battle. Hear the men who were sent to the fighting front when war broke out describe their first battles.
A column of German field artillery on the march during the advance into France, September 1914.
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