On Sale Now

There’s an event for everyone at Imperial War Museums this spring. 

  • Mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day with a range of commemorative events at IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms
  • Book tickets for new guided tours exploring IWM Duxford's aircraft
  • Attend the IWM Institute Masterclasses at IWM London and Churchill War Rooms to broaden your knowledge with expert-led courses
  • Join historians like Clare Mulley, James Holland, Damien Lewis and Dr Tessa Dunlop for talks at IWM London and Churchill War Rooms
  • Enjoy a private viewing and tour of William Orpen’s acclaimed artwork and IWM London’s new Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries, including an exclusive afternoon tea.
  • Get to grips with the stories behind the headlines with the IWM Institute and Philippe Sands.

Tickets for our spring programme are on sale now and selling fast. You can be first in line to buy summer and autumn event tickets by becoming an IWM member, or join IWM’s eNews now to stay updated on upcoming events.

IWM Duxford

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    Various Dates | IWM Duxford

    Learn the story of the TSR-2, and what could have been one of the most advanced aircraft of the Cold War before the project was scrapped. Go 'over the ropes' for a closer look at this incredible aircraft in a 60-minute tour with our expert guides.

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    Various Dates | IWM Duxford

    Discover how airborne surveillance and aircraft countermeasures have progressed over the last 85 years. Go 'behind the ropes' for a close-up view of several aircraft, and climb aboard IWM's Avro Vulcan to experience the Airborne Electronics Officer's 'office'.

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    29 May 2024 | IWM Duxford

    An after-hours photography event dedicated to the aircraft, crews and ground forces who participated in 'Operation Overlord'. Aircraft will be brought to life against the backdrop of Duxford to create the perfect opportunity for your photographs.

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    3-10 June 2024 | IWM Duxford

    Join IWM's experts for a 90-minute tour exploring the air superiority battles, strategic bombing campaigns, airborne assaults, fighter-bombers and aerial reconnaissance flights in the skies over Normandy, 1944.

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    6 June 2024 | IWM Duxford

    Join IWM on the eightieth anniversary of D-Day. Take your seats for a screening of the classic war film, The Longest Day, and enjoy a guided tour of Duxford's Airborne Assault Museum, exploring how airborne forces led the assault on Normandy.

  • Lecture Days: D-Day

    8 June 2024 | IWM Duxford

    Hear from expert historians and authors, including Jonathan Trigg and Mark Urban, in a full day of lectures and conversations on D-Day. Join us to broaden your knowledge of this pivotal day in The Second World War.

IWM London

  • A visitor looks at a prisoners uniform in IWM's Holocaust Galleries.

    17 March 2024 | IWM London

    In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, explore the history of the Holocaust in this comprehensive module designed to explore the complexities, impact, and enduring significance of one of humanity's greatest atrocities.

  • An interior scene by lamplight. There are five figures seated round a table on the left, and another standing behind. On the right a man stands playing an accordion, and another is dancing for the group. The table is laid with plates, bowls of food and wine bottles.

    20 April, 18 May, 22 June 2024 | IWM London

    A private viewing and tour of William Orpen's acclaimed artwork, followed by an indulgent afternoon tea. Then embark on a guided tour of IWM's new Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries.

  • Philippe Sands

    25 April 2024 | IWM London

    Join us for IWM's annual lecture on War, Genocide and Other Crimes by author, human rights lawyer and UCL law professor, Philippe Sands. Get to grips with the stories behind the headlines and understand how we can better prevent, resolve and redress global conflicts.

  • IWM in Conversation: Alexander Baron's War Trilogy

    9 May 2024 | IWM London

    A special IWM In Conversation With event, celebrating the works of one of Britain's greatest wartime authors. Learn about the life and work of Alexander Baron, and enjoy after-hours access to IWM's Second World War Galleries.

  • Author and historian Clare Mulley

    15 May 2024 | IWM London

    Join historian, author and broadcaster Clare Mulley, as she launches her book, Agent Zo, a biography of the only woman in the ‘Silent Unseen’, the Second World War Polish special forces trained across Britain during the Second World War.

  • Headshot of writer and photographer Lewis Bush

    21 May 2024 | IWM London

    Join photographer and writer Lewis Bush, as he discusses his new book, Depravity's Rainbow. Using photography and cyanotype printing to explore the contradictory history of space exploration through the life of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun.

  • Damien Lewis SAS Great Escapes Three

    22 May 2024 | IWM London

    Join Damien Lewis in conversation, discussing his new release SAS Great Escapes Three. Recounting the untold stories of five daring escapes by members of the world’s most famous Second World War fighting force.  

Churchill War Rooms

  • Winston Churchill sits in his office, looking sternly at the photographer.

    9 March 2024 | Churchill War Rooms

    Indulge your love of learning with a full-day course exploring the life of Winston Churchill. In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, IWM Institute’s masterclasses offer an opportunity to expand your knowledge of 20th century history. 

  • Headshot of author and historian James Holland

    28 May 2024 | Churchill War Rooms

    My IWM offers the opportunity to join an exclusive talk at Churchill War Rooms with acclaimed historian and author James Holland. Learn how these secret, underground rooms were woven into the planning and execution of 'Operation Overlord'.

  • Headshot of Dr Tessa Dunlop

    4 June 2024 | Churchill War Rooms

    Exploring the stories of the unsung heroes who played a vital role in one of the most significant events of the Second World War, join Dr Tessa Dunlop as she sheds light on the contributions of remarkable women during the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944.

Future Events

Learn more about upcoming events in IWM's Summer and Autumn seasons. Become an IWM member and enjoy a host of benefits including priority booking on selected events from our quarterly programme – plus much more. 

History Festival: Coming Soon
Lectures and Discussions, Talks and Tours

IWM History Festival | IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford
23 and 24 November 2024

Podcast live: Coming Soon
Activities and Experiences

IWM Podcast Live

IWM London
October 2024

Duxford Dash competitor
Activities and Experiences

Duxford Dash | 5k | 10k | Family Fun Run

IWM Duxford
Sunday 20 October 2024