At Imperial War Museums, we aim to provide the widest possible access to our outstanding collection, be that printed material, documents, sound, film, photographs or works of art.

However, the health and safety of our visitors and staff  is our highest concern. The Research Room will remain closed until further notice, with the exception of access for donors and their families who wish to view their donated items, now held in IWM’s collections.

You can still search our holdings through Collections Search.

IWM Library stacks showing files
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Library & Research Room
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our highest concern, so the Research Room will remain closed until further notice. Donors and their families who wish to view their donated items should contact us to arrange access.
Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson.  Original black and white film © IWM
Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson. Original black and white film © IWM
IWM London
Film research
For commercial film researchers, we have a team of experienced specialist curators who can offer assistance.