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 Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm.
Booking in advance is required and you can book a slot here.
Please see our Archive and Research Room webpage for more information about arranging a visit
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.