Opening Times
10am to 6pm every day
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December
Free admission

What to see at IWM London

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What to see at IWM London

From the moment you step into the world-famous atrium to the countless discoveries awaiting you in the award-winning galleries, IWM London is a place to experience the continuing influence of war on the world – an experience that is as compelling and thought-provoking as it is unforgettable.

What to see at IWM London

What's on

Story Seekers Family 2019
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Story Seekers IWM London February half term 2020

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Saturday 15 February, Monday 17 February, Wednesday 19 February, Saturday 22 February

Veteran speaks to family during We were there activity at IWM London
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We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses IWM London February half term 2020

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Tuesday 18 February & Thursday 20 February

Upward facing shot of IWM Atrium
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A Century of War Tour

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Weekdays

Our galleries

Visitor in the First World War Galleries
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First World War Galleries

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Permanent

A photograph of Corporal Matt Croucher GC from 2008
Corporal Matt Croucher GC, 2008 © IWM
Enigma machine on display in the Turning Points gallery
Enigma Machine © IWM (COM 228)
Turning Points: 1934 - 1945

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Permanent

 

To facilitate the development of IWM London’s ground-breaking new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries, the Secret War and Family in Wartime galleries have closed permanently. Visitors to IWM London may hear noise from the building work currently taking place on site and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your visit. If you have any questions, please contact customer services.

Families at IWM London

Families at IWM London

Make the most of your family's visit to IWM London.
Family enjoying a visit to IWM London
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IWM London Tours

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IWM London Tours

Explore IWM London’s galleries with one of our IWM Expert Guides.
Visitors in the First World War Galleries
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Season

Refugees

Season

Refugees

Taking place at IWM London and IWM North, Refugees explores refugee experiences throughout history and ongoing issues faced by those affected through two major exhibitions, a series of events and a new site-specific art commission at IWM London from world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei.  
AFGHAN TEENAGERS PLAY CRICKET AGAINST A SHIPPING CONTAINER IN THE CALAIS ‘JUNGLE’, IN AN AREA OF THE CAMP KNOWN AS 'AFGHAN SQUARE'
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Location

IWM London building
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Address

IWM London
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ

  • Lambeth North
  • Elephant & Castle

Facilities

  • Accessibility

    We are committed to ensuring IWM London is accessible to all visitors. 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. For more information please follow the link to our accessibility guide below.

  • Shopping at IWM London

    Our shops offer a wide range of inspiring and unique gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homeware, toys and souvenirs, all inspired by our collections and the stories they tell. Shop in branch or online using the link below.

     

  • Eating and drinking

    Our Café serves a range of handmade British food freshly prepared every day including stone-baked pizzas, healthy salads, snacks, sandwiches and classic puddings. Please let our staff know if you have any dietary requirements.

     

  • Donations

    IWM is a registered charity and relies on your support to help us preserve our unique collections for future generations. To help us preserve our collections you can donate cash or make a quick and easy contactless donation with a credit or debit card by tapping it at various locations around the museums. Alternatively you can donate online now on the link below. Thank you for supporting IWM.

  • Filming and photography

    You are welcome to take photos and video at our museums for personal, non-commercial use but please refrain from using flash or tripods. Our museums can get busy at times and we therefore ask that you do not film people without their permission. Please observe signage indicating where photography and filming is not permitted.  

     

  • Information desk

    If you require further information on the day of your visit, please head to our information desk which is located on the ground floor. Our staff will be happy to assist you with your enquiries. You can also book tours at the information desk (subject to availability) however, we recommend booking online in advance.

  • 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. The largest lockers are H55cms x W33cms x D43cms. These can accommodate airline carry-on sized luggage and are operated using a £1 coin which is returned after use. All lockers are subject to availability.

  • Safety at IWM

    The safety of our visitors and staff and the preservation of our collections are of the upmost importance to IWM. We therefore kindly ask that you allow sufficient time on entry to our museums for our staff to complete their security checks to ensure this is maintained. Please do not bring any prohibited items with you as they will be confiscated. If you see any unattended bags or packages or have concerns about security issues on your visit please report this to a member of staff.  

  • Floor Plan

    To help you plan your visit in advance, please see the below link where you can download a copy of the Floor Plan.