Help us to keep you safe

  • Book in advance

    We will be limiting the number of visitors to each of our museums so that physical distancing can be observed. We recommend that visitors book a time slot in advance for entry and it is possible that queuing will be required to enter the busier parts of our museums.


    We will be very grateful for your patience and understanding where this is required.

  • Social distancing

    Visitors are required to wear masks in line with government guidelines unless there is a legitimate reason not to do so.


    Help us to keep you safe by adhering to the government recommendations on physical distancing. Where possible, please keep 2m apart from other visitors who are not in your household or support bubble.

  • Extra safety measures

    Hand washing/hand sanitising points will be set up throughout the museum to ensure visitors can wash and sanitise their hands regularly.


    We will be increasing the amount of cleaning that we do, especially in busy visitor areas, with special attention to stair handrails, doors, lifts, toilets areas, and any interactive gallery points.


Book your Visit

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London
Our London museum tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today
Winston Churchill
Churchill War Rooms
Explore the underground headquarters that between 1939 - 1945 acted as the top-secret nerve centre from where Churchill and his inner circle determined the course of the Second World War.
IWM Duxford Showcase
IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford is a historic airfield and museum telling the stories of those who lived, fought and died in war from WW1 to 1969. Visit air shows, events and displays.
IWM North
IWM North
Visit our iconic museum in Manchester and explore how war affects people’s lives.
HMS Belfast
Closed for refurbishment
HMS Belfast
Due to the restrictions of social distancing, we are unable to reopen HMS Belfast safely at the current time. We anticipate that we will reopen in Summer 2021.

Our facilities

The Workshop Restaurant at IWM Duxford

Our facilities

  • Toilets will be open with increased cleaning 
  • All payments for tickets, cafes, shops, and any donations you may wish to make will need to be made by payment card.
  • Only the IWM Duxford cafes will be open, all others are currently closed. 
  • Shops will be open as normal, with hand sanitisation stations before and after visiting.
  • All lockers are closed 


Read our Coronavirus FAQ for more information before visiting