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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 Hannah Carr, Communications Officer (Exhibitions and Programming) – HCarr@iwm.org.uk or 0207 416 5365
  • 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 and weekend press enquiries, please contact: press@iwm.org.uk or 0207 416 5365

Please note, these contacts are for media enquiries only. If you require customer services, please contact us here or phone 0207 416 5000.

IWM Press Releases

IWM in 2019: A season exploring culture as a target of warfare and the UK's first major exhibition on the crisis in Yemen

14-18 NOW and IWM present the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s First World War film

IWM welcomes support from Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club for new Holocaust Galleries

RAF Centenary finale presents 100 years of flying at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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

Churchill War Rooms featured in Universal Pictures The Darkest Hour

Peter Jackson announces new film

Air Shows

IWM Duxford – 2018 Air Show media accreditation

Applications for media accreditation are currently being accepted for the Battle of Britain Air Show (Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September). An online application form can be found here.

Due to unprecedented levels of interest in the Battle of Britain Air Show, please note that only limited spaces are available for media. An application does not guarantee that you will receive media accreditation.

Please ensure you have the following supporting material ready before completing your application:

  1. a digital copy of or link to the last IWM Duxford air show review you have published (if applicable),
  2. a commissioning email with your editor’s email signature or digital copy of a letterheaded commissioning letter, and
  3. audience figures from your media organisation.

Please read the terms and conditions for media accreditation, which can be found at the bottom of the application form.

All enquiries and supporting application materials should be directed to airshowmedia@iwm.org.uk