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Press Enquiries

The Press Office handles enquiries about upcoming and current exhibitions, press 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:

Press visits, filming and general press information for HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms
Rachel Powell, Communications Officer (Commercial) – RPowell@iwm.org.uk  or 0207 416 5436
Please note that press visits must be arranged a week in advance; press cards do not grant free press access.

Making a New World, Yemen: Inside a Crisis and Culture Under Attack exhibitions at IWM London and IWM North, and public programming
Hannah Carr, Communications Officer (Exhibitions and Programming) – HCarr@iwm.org.uk or 0207 416 5365

Collections and permanent exhibitions at IWM North and IWM London
Rhodri Cole, Communications Officer (Corporate) –RCole@iwm.org.uk or 020 7416 5420

D-Day 75, Daks Over Duxford and air shows
Rachel Powell, Communications Officer (Commercial) – RPowell@iwm.org.uk  or 0207 416 5436
Please refer to the application forms below for media accreditation.

Corporate enquiries
Rhodri Cole, Communications Officer (Corporate) –RCole@iwm.org.uk or 020 7416 5420

Other press requests including weekend enquiries
Please contact press@iwm.org.uk or 0207 416 5365

Archive images and film for features or publications unrelated to IWM’s current exhibitions and programming
Image and sound licensing enquiries - imagesales@iwm.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7416 5309
Film licensing enquiries - filmcommercial@iwm.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7091 3171

Commercial filming unrelated to IWM’s current exhibitions and programming
Please contact the Commercial team

Historical research for features, publications or filming unrelated to IWM’s current exhibitions and programming
Information on IWM London’s research facilities can be found here.

General IWM enquiries
If you require customer services, please contact us here or phone 0207 416 5000.

IWM Press Releases

Yemen: Inside a Crisis at IWM North

IWM announces D-Day 75 programme

Mercury Prize nominated Field Music set to perform new work at Imperial War Museums’ late events in 2019

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

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

Air Shows

Media accreditation applications for all 2019 Duxford air shows are now being accepted. Please click on the following links for the media accreditation application forms.

Duxford Air Festival (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2019)
Daks Over Duxford* (Sunday 2 to Wednesday 5 June 2019)
Flying Legends Air Show (Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019)
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019)

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.

All enquiries and supporting application materials should be directed to airshowmedia@iwm.org.uk. An application submission does not signify automatic accreditation.

*Please note that IWM is only accepting applications for Daks Over Duxford. For media accreditation for Daks Over Normandy at Caen Carpiquet Airport, please visit the Daks Over Normandy website. If you have already submitted an application through Daks Over Normandy, you do not need to apply again through IWM.