27th July 2018 to 31st March 2019

IWM London, IWM North

Free

Making A New World explores how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today through a programme of free exhibitions, alongside immersive live music, performance and public debates.

Exhibition

Lest We Forget?

Exhibition

Lest We Forget?

27th July 2018 to 24th February 2019
IWM North
From a cancelled national monument, to symbols sewn in to football shirts, explore the causes and controversies of remembrance from challenging new perspectives.
Gassed by John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent, Gassed, 1919 © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1460)
Exhibition

Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs

Exhibition

Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs

21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019
IWM London
Through a rich collection of over 130 black and white photographs, discover the resilience and ingenuity of the human spirit.
Service men piled up on a car during Armistice celebrations in Birmingham, 1918.
Armistice celebrations in Birmingham, 1918 IWM (Q 63690)
Exhibition

African Soldier

Exhibition

African Soldier

21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019
IWM London
Artist John Akomfrah uses footage from IWM’s extensive archive to tell some of the lesser known stories of the First World War.
Troops of the South African Native Labour Corps around a brazier at their camp in Dannes, March 1917.
Troops of the South African Native Labour Corps around a brazier at their camp in Dannes, March 1917 © IWM (Q 4875)
Exhibition

I Was There: Room of Voices

Exhibition

I Was There: Room of Voices

21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019
IWM London
An immersive sound installation highlighting personal stories of the Armistice.
Helen Bowen Pease, who was 23 when Armistice was declared
Photograph of Helen Bowen Pease, who was 23 and living in Newcastle-under-Lyme when Armistice was declared © IWM (821 TS)

First World War

Visitor viewing a display in the First World War Galleries
© IWM
Permanent display
First World War Galleries

IWM London

Permanent

Voices of the First World War
Hear the men and women whose lives were shaped by the First World War tell their stories in our podcast series, Voices of the First World War. 
Elsie Knocker (left) and Mairi Chisholm in Pervyse, Belgium in 1917.
IWM Q2663
First World War
Five Inspirational Stories Of Women In The First World War
From ambulance drivers to translators, women served Britain in a variety of ways during the First World War. Discover their stories now.