While our galleries are closed, you can explore them from home.  Find out more about fighting on the front line and life at home 100 years ago in our First World War Galleries. Explore key moments of the Second World War in Turning Points 1934–1945 and discover some of the more unexpected objects from our collections in Curiosities of War. Visit our award-winning exhibition on The Holocaust and explore stories of bravery in The Lord Ashcroft Gallery

 

Visitor in the First World War Galleries
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First World War Galleries

IWM London

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Johnson Beharry photoshoot
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Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes

IWM London

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The Holocaust Exhibition at IWM London
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The Holocaust Exhibition

IWM London

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Wooden training horse used to train recruits
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Curiosities of War

IWM London

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Visitor taking a photo of a sign on the wall
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Peace and Security: 1945 - 2015

IWM London

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Enigma machine on display in the Turning Points gallery
Enigma Machine © IWM (COM 228)
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Turning Points: 1934 - 1945

IWM London

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Family looking at the Harriet Jet in the Atrium at IWM London
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Witnesses to War

IWM London

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We’re building new Second World War Galleries and Holocaust Galleries, ready to open to the public in 2021. We’re currently beavering away behind the scenes, building the spaces, installing set-works and writing gallery text. More information on how you can support can be found on our support us pages.

To facilitate this development, the Secret War and Family in Wartime galleries have closed permanently. We will also be carrying out works to the Level 1 terraces from 23rd November 2020 to April 2021, according to coronavirus safety precautions and guidelines. 

 

Plan your visit

  • Shopping at IWM

    While we're closed our online shop offers a wide range of inspiring and unique gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homewares, toys and souvenirs, all inspired by our collections and the stories they tell. 

  • Our Cafe

    Our cafes are currently closed.

  • 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.

  • 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 with 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.

  • 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.