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Would you like to learn more about modern conflict and its impact on the world we live in? A private tour is the perfect way to explore IWM London, accompanied by one of our expert guides.

Tour Highlights

A private tour in the atrium of IWM London

Tour Highlights

  • Hear the stories behind some of the incredible objects on display in our award-winning galleries.
  • Learn about the complexities of the Strategic Bomber Offensive while examining the cockpit of a Lancaster bomber that flew 49 missions during the Second World War – one of the best-preserved examples in the world.
  • Explore the impact of war through an original bomb casing made for Little Boy, the first atomic bomb ever deployed.
  • Delve into big power politics and the Cold War while standing up close to an original section of the Berlin Wall.
  • See a Desert Hawk III drone that recently flew in Afghanistan and gain a deeper understanding of the consequences of ongoing conflict today.

the gift of a lifetime

A group of Lancaster bombers flying in blues skies

the gift of a lifetime

The Century of War private tour takes a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of modern conflict from the Second World War right up to the present day. IWM London’s expert guides have an unprecedented knowledge of the museum and will bring these historic objects to life for you.

Book for yourself, friends or family! The Century of War private tour is the gift of a lifetime for a history buff.

This private tour can take place inside or outside museum hours. Tours outside museum hours give you exclusive access to the galleries. Tours last one hour.

Tour Prices

To book, please email [email protected] with your preferred date.

We also offer private tours online, which can be booked on request for up to 30 people.  To find out which tours we have available, how to book and for more information on pricing, please email [email protected] with your preferred date.



Inside museum hours (10am – 6pm Wednesday to Friday)

Maximum group size 10


Outside museum hours (9-10am and 6.15-7.15pm)

Maximum group size 15


Bank holidays and weekends

Maximum group size 10


Social distancing measures

Your safety is our priority. Please take a moment to read about the social distancing measures we've put in place for this event.

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