• IWM Library stacks showing files
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    Research our collections

    IWM's research facilities can help you carry out your own research on IWM’s collections.  Whether it's documents, photographs or film you can book a place in our research facilities.


    Please note any material you wish to consult needs to be ordered five days in advance. 

  • Spitfire Mk1a ourside AirSpace
    Come to an event

    Come to one of our events, including our world famous air shows.

  • IWM North viewed from Salford Quays
    Visit a branch

    Imperial War Museums is a family of five museums. Find out about all our locations and how to visit them.

  • IWM Churchill War Rooms Tour
    IWM, Churchill War Rooms
    Book a tour

    Whether it's just for you, your family or a private group, find out more about the Museums and the stories we hold with our range of tours.

  • Group of School Children on Documentary Challenge
    Book a school visit

    Visit one of our branches for a learning session.

  • Aircrew and ground staff of No. 467 Squadron, RAAF, celebrate the completion of 100 operations by the Avro Lancaster R5868 'S for Sugar', May 1944.
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    Book a visit with a group

    Come with a group to one of our branches

Other enquiries

Media Sales and Licences
Many of the materials from the IWM’s image, sound and film collections are available to purchase and license for use in commercial projects and products.
Internal shot of IWM London Atrium at night
IWM, Atrium at IWM London
Venue Hire
Host your event at an IWM branch.
Offer material to the collections
Donated objects are recorded, preserved and cared for to the highest standards. However, this comes at a high cost, forcing us to be selective about what we can now accept into our keeping.
A view of the Main Exhibition Space at IWM North with a field gun in the foreground and steel from the World Trade Center in the background.
Exhibition Proposals
Guidelines for those interested in exhibiting at IWM.
Duxford Air Show Crowd
Ticket FAQs
Coming to an event? Here's what you need to know about your ticket.

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If you wish to contact us by phone, our number is  02074165000.

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