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. 

Visit us

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
Talk

Culture Under Attack Symposium

Talk

Culture Under Attack Symposium

7 September 2019
IWM London
Why do some people seek to destroy culture and what impact does this have? Join us to discuss the issues with artists, academics, journalists and policy-makers at IWM London.  
Temple of Bel
© Hassan Blal / Alamy Stock Photo

What's On

Serving the Seas
©IWM
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

Sporting Stories lead image
©IWM
Family
Sporting Stories

IWM London

23 - 25 August 2019

Contemporary conflict

Yemen: Background to a Crisis

Contemporary conflict

Yemen: Background to a Crisis

After four years of persistent fighting the conflict in Yemen is ever more bloody with attempts to reach a political settlement increasingly complex. This man-made humanitarian crisis is the worst in the world. 
Background to a crisis
© IWM

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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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Exhibition

Rebel Sounds

Exhibition

Rebel Sounds

Until 5 January 2020
IWM London
Be immersed in Rebel Sounds, which reveals how groups and individuals used music to resist, revel and speak out against war and oppression. 
Radio presenters in studio of Radio B52 in Serbia
Serbian station Radio B92 © Goran Basaric