Discover IWM London
Imperial War Museums is the world’s leading museum of war and conflict. Founded while the First World War was still raging, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.
From the moment you step into the iconic atrium, to the countless discoveries awaiting you in the award-winning galleries, IWM London examines the continuing influence of war on our world.
Hear extraordinary true stories of ordinary people’s experiences of conflict across the museum’s six floors – stories that have the power to move, inspire and transform.
Stories from the museum
No other museum tells stories that matter more than these.
From the First World War to the present day, explore our articles on war and conflict, and its impact on service personnel and civilians.
Explore around 800,000 items online that tell the story of modern warfare and conflict, collected by the museum since 1917.
IWM Stories is a video series from the Imperial War Museums that tackles big conflict questions.
We look at some of history's most important conflicts and examine how they were won and lost.