As the events of the Second World War and Holocaust pass out of lived experience, our duty to preserve first hand memories and objects for future generations has never been more pressing.

In the next phase of the transformation of IWM London we will significantly expand and update our Second World War and Holocaust Galleries, and create adjoining digital learning spaces. This £30.5 million project, opening in 2020, will make IWM the first museum in the world to physically and intellectually connect the story of the Holocaust and the Second World War within the same building. 

In the creation of these galleries, we will show how the chaotic path to the Holocaust was inextricably linked to the changing course of the war. Critically we will reflect on the enduring impact this pivotal moment of history still has on Britain and the world in the 21st century.

To date, IWM has successfully secured almost 80 per cent of the funding required to realise this vision. However, over £6.5 million still needs to be raised.

For more information on the galleries please download our brochure or contact rmoye@iwm.org.uk or on +44 (0)20 7416 5410.

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Second World War and Holocaust Galleries

Second World War and Holocaust Galleries

IWM has launched the next phase in the transformation of IWM London - to significantly expand and update our Second World War and Holocaust Galleries, and create a learning suite across all three floors of the exhibition. 
Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister, makes a brief speech announcing “"Peace in our Time"” on his arrival at Heston Airport after his meeting with Hitler at Munich, 30 September 1938.
IWM (D 2239)

Conserving the Handley Page Victor XH648

Conserving the Handley Page Victor XH648

Help us to conserve our rare Handley Page Victor for the nation. It is being conserved at IWM Duxford so that future generations can experience the Victor and the story it tells.
Handley Page Victor XH648 in the AirSpace Hanger
IWM

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