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Visitor in the First World War Galleries
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Enjoy a one-hour tour of our ground-breaking First World War Galleries. IWM expert guides draw on our unparalleled First World War collections – the richest and most comprehensive in the world, to give you an in depth look at the events that shook the world 100 years ago.

The galleries feature objects both large and small, including artillery guns, weapons and uniforms as well as personal love letters, photographs, art and film. Highlights include a recreated trench featuring a Sopwith Camel fighter plane swooping low overhead and a Mark V tank looming from above.

Our guides will reveal the stories behind the objects on display – such as the controversial ‘White Feather’; the stuffed head of Tirpitz the pig and even the coat worn by Kaiser Wilhelm II – as they lead you on a private tour through the Galleries. Discover the story of the First World War – how it started, why it continued and its global impact – through the lives of those who experienced it on both the front line and the home front.

The gift of a lifetime

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Explore the stories behind some of the key artefacts from IWM’s extensive First World War collections. 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 First World 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.

Tickets

Private tours must be booked and paid for in advance and are subject to availability.

Prices are per group, maximum 10-15 per tour.

To book, please email [email protected] with your preferred date or call our Private Tours Team on 020 7091 3061.

2023 Prices 2024 Prices

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

Maximum group size 10

£200 £220

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

Maximum group size 15

£250 £275

Bank holidays and weekends

Maximum group size 10

£250 £275

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