Opening Times
10am - 6pm every day (closed 24, 25 & 26 December)
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

IWM London


Shoes on display in the Holocaust Exhibition
Shoes taken from concentration camp prisoners © IWM
Permanent display
The Holocaust Exhibition

IWM London


Visitor viewing a display in the First World War Galleries
Permanent display
First World War Galleries

IWM London


What's on

Mathew Bourne's Cinderella: A Museum Adventure
Kevin S. Persaud (KSP Images)
Cinderella: A Museum Adventure

IWM London

23rd June 2018

Member's event
Battle of the Somme Tour

IWM London

1st July 2018

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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.

  • Donations

    Admission is free but we encourage visitors to support our work to help us share our stories with every generation. 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 museum. Alternatively you can donate online now.

  • 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.