No other museum tells stories that matter more than these
IWM is a global authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives. We collect objects and stories that give an insight into people’s experiences of war, preserve them for future generations, and bring them to today’s audiences in the most powerful way possible.
Our family of five museums uncover the causes, course and consequences of war, from the First World War through to present-day conflict.
What we do
Our five museums
Experience the personal stories and experiences in our unique collections in a visit to our family of five museums.
Collections Care & Development
Our unique collections stretch from the everyday to the exceptional and contain some of the most important artefacts relating to Britain and its role in conflict since 1914. Our curatorial and collections management teams work to preserve and champion our collections.
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IWM is an Independent Research Organisation (IRO). Our curators actively engage with the academic community in new and challenging ways in order to deepen our understanding of war and its impact and to enrich our public outputs.
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IWM works in partnership with local, national and international organisations to support the work of the wider cultural sector, reach new audiences, and develop our collections, ensuring they are shared with the world.
Learning & Outreach
Our learning and outreach programmes aim to give everyone the opportunity to understand, explore and debate the human impact of conflict.
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