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Press Enquiries

The Press Office handles enquiries about upcoming and current exhibitions, filming and photography, and how to organise a media visit at one of the five IWM sites. Please see below for the best contact point for your enquiry:

  • For enquiries about IWM’s exhibitions and programming activity, please contact Poppy Andrews, Communications Manager (Exhibitions and Programming) – POAndrews@iwm.org.uk or 0207 091 3069
  • For enquiries concerning Air Shows, HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford or Churchill War Rooms, please contact Rachel Powell, Communications Officer (Commercial) – RPowell@iwm.org.uk  or 0207 416 5436
  • For enquiries regarding our collections, please contact Rhodri Cole, Communications Officer (Corporate) – RCole@iwm.org.uk or 020 7416 5420
  • For all other press enquiries, including images and film requests, please contact: press@iwm.org.uk or 0207 416 5436


Please note, these contacts are for media enquiries only. If you require customer services, please email contact@iwm.org.uk or phone 0207 416 5000.

IWM Press Releases

IWM announces full line-up of free exhibitions, live music, dance and conversations to mark the end of the First World War centenary

Response to Armistice revealed in new immersive sound installation

New artwork by John Akomfrah remembering the millions of Africans who served during the First World War unveiled at IWM London

New exhibition of black and white photography reveals the optimism and ingenuity of a post-war world

Imperial War Museums acquire complete archive of award winning conflict photographer Tim Hetherington

HMS Belfast 80th Anniversary in 2018 

Churchill War Rooms featured in Universal Pictures The Darkest Hour

Imperial War Museums announces 2018 programmes

Imperial War Museums announce an exciting collaborative project with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures

Peter Jackson announces new film

HMS Belfast 80th Anniversary: Weekend Activity

Air Shows

IWM Duxford – 2018 Air Show media accreditation

Applications for media accreditation are now being accepted for the Battle of Britain Air Show (Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September).

Please read the terms and conditions for media accreditation, which can be found on the media accreditation form for each air show.

If you or your media organisation have been accredited for an IWM Duxford air show in previous years, please send your published coverage from the last air show attended along with your application for this year’s air shows.

If you haven’t received media accreditation for an air show at IWM Duxford previously, please ensure that you send all of the required supporting information outlined on the media accreditation form.

Flying Legends Air Show

As in the past two years, media attendance at the Flying Legends Air Show is by invitation from the organisers of the air show.  If you wish to be considered for media accreditation for the Flying Legends Air Show, please send an email to Esther Blaine, Public Relations Manager, IWM Duxford at eblaine@iwm.org.uk outlining where your media coverage will be published.