Media & Licensing

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    © IWM MH 531

    Collections Media & Licensing

    IWM has a unique collection covering all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former Empire countries. Many of the materials from the IWM's image, sound and film collections are available to license from our licensing teams for a range of purposes including publishing, advertising and broadcast media.

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    IWM Film

    Explore our extensive collection of footage, from the First World War to the 21st century to download or license digitised films.

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    IWM Prints

    A quick and easy way to produce a print from a selection of images from the Imperial War Museums, which we will deliver direct to your door. Ideal for framing, simply select the image and size you wish to order and we'll arrange the rest.

Commercial research

Actor Gary Oldman visits Churchill War Rooms during promotion for his film Darkest Hour
Actor Gary Oldman visits Churchill War Rooms, researching his role in Darkest Hour

Curator Consultancy

IWM is a leading authority on conflict and its impact, focusing on Britain, its former Empire and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present. IWM’s curators are experts in their field and can provide reliable guidance and information for commercial projects such as feature films, documentaries and consumer products.
Churchill War Rooms Interior Hall
IWM, Churchill War Rooms Corridor

Commercial filming locations

Our locations provide commercial film, TV, photography and creative advertising shoot experiences that engage emotions and tell many different stories.

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

From quirky to spectacular, Imperial War Museums has a unique range of event spaces to hire for a corporate event or private party.  Host your event at an IWM museum or heritage site.
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IWM, Atrium at IWM London

Retail & Product development

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Brand Licensing

The IWM brand licensing team is on hand to guide licensees through the museum’s inspiring collections and help translate them into successful product ranges.
Victory in the Kitchen Recipe book


IWM Publishing produces accessible books about war and conflict and its impact on people's lives, drawing on the unparalleled expertise and archives of the museum.
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Retail Opportunities

The IWM Retail team source and develop a wide number of products for our museum shops and our online shop inspired by our collections and the human experience of conflict.