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

View of gallery showing marble surveillance stand and figures
IWM London, Age of Terror Exhibition
Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

IWM London

Until 28th May

Audience at IWM Short Film Festival 2014
IWM London, Audience at IWM Short Film Festival
IWM Short Film Festival 2018: Call for Entries
Our Call for Entries is open. The search is on for the most imaginative, moving and challenging films responding to past and contemporary conflict.
Conflict Cafe pair in discussion
IWM North Conflict Cafe
Conflict Café: Life After Terror

IWM London

12th May 2018

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Join IWM Membership

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IWM London building

IWM London
Lambeth Road

  • Lambeth North
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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.