Our museums are open seven days a week. 

This FAQ was updated on 31 May 2022.

Booking a Visit

There is no requirement to book in advance for any of our branches. Visitors, including members, are welcome to turn up on the day.

However, we do recommend booking in advance if you can, to ensure you can enter at your preferred time even during busy periods.

Yes, the Archive and Research Room is now open to the public Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4:30 pm. We can offer access to 3D objects and artworks on Mondays subject to availability.

Booking in advance is required and you can book a slot using our booking schedule

Please see our Research Room webpage for more information about arranging a visit.

Yes, you can now enquire about booking a visit for your school here:

IWM London

IWM North

IWM Duxford


Keeping you Safe during your visit

We recommend that visitors wear masks indoors where possible, especially in crowded areas and enclosed spaces such as Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast.

As per the latest Government advice, if you, or any member of your party, have symptoms of coronavirus, or have reason to think that you may have coronavirus, you should stay at home and not visit the museum.


Yes, these facilities are available at all of our branches.


Tickets can be purchased on the day at IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms using cash or card. We are also accepting cash in our shops at IWM London, IWM North, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms. Unfortunately the HMS Belfast shop and all of our cafes can only take payment by card. We are also currently unable to accept cash at HMS Belfast, for ticket purchase and any donations you may wish to make need to be made by payment card.

Please refer to the individual accessibility page for each of our branches for more information about our accessible facilities. 

If you haven’t been able to find the answer to your question here, please submit your enquiry through our Contact Us form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.