Opening Times
10am - 6pm every day
Free admission

What to see at IWM London


What to see at IWM London

There is lots to see and we recommend about two and a half hours for your visit. However, with new galleries, exhibitions, our onsite Café and shops, you may want to visit for half a day or longer.

What to see at IWM London

Our galleries

A photograph showing women welders making stirrup pump handles during the Second World War.
Women welders making stirrup pump handles © D 3589
Permanent display
A Family in Wartime
Discover how ordinary Londoners faced the challenges of life at home during the Second World War through the story of the Allpress family.
Shoes on display in the Holocaust Exhibition
Shoes taken from concentration camp prisoners © IWM
Permanent display
The Holocaust Exhibition
The Holocaust Exhibition tells the story of the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other groups before and during the Second World War.
Visitor viewing a display in the First World War Galleries
Permanent display
First World War Galleries
Discover the story of the First World War through the eyes of the British people and the Empire.

What's on

View of gallery showing marble surveillance stand and figures
IWM London, Age of Terror Exhibition
Age of Terror: Art since 9/11
See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since 9/11.
Animation still from film Chronicles of a Migrant
IWM Presents
A pop-up space hosting creative responses to, and reflections on, topics from the Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 exhibition.
Audience at IWM Short Film Festival 2014
IWM London, Audience at IWM Short Film Festival
IWM Short Film Festival 2018
IWM Short Film Festival is a showcase of imaginative and challenging films, inspired by the causes, course and consequences of conflict and its impact on people’s lives.

Join IWM Membership

Join IWM Membership

IWM are excited to announce the launch of an all new membership scheme. As a charity, you’re supporting our historically important sites and world-leading collection. We couldn’t do it without you.
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IWM London building

IWM London
Lambeth Road

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  • Lockers and luggage

    We are unable to store large items of luggage or suitcases and these are not permitted in the galleries. The nearest left luggage facility is at Waterloo station. Lockers are available to use for smaller items such as small bags or ruck sacks.

  • Shopping at IWM London

    Our shops offers a wide range of inspiring gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homeware, toys and souvenirs, all inspired by our collections and the stories they tell.

  • Eating and drinking

    Our Café serves a range of handmade British food freshly prepared every day including stone-baked pizzas, healthy salads and snacks, sandwiches and classic puddings.

  • Filming and photography

    You are welcome to take photos and video for personal, non-commercial use. Please avoid the use of flash and tripods, and taking photos or filming people without permission. Please observe signage indicating where photography and filming is not permitted.

  • Accessibility

    Step-free access to the museum is via the West Entrance. If you're looking at the front of the museum, the West Entrance is located on the right hand side of the building, just past the Café entrance.

  • Toilets

    Accessible toilets are located on all floors except Levels 4 and 5. There are baby changing facilities in every bathroom at the museum.