Discover IWM London
Imperial War Museums is the world’s leading museum of war and conflict. Founded while the First World War was still raging, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.
From the moment you step into the iconic atrium, to the countless discoveries awaiting you in the award-winning galleries, IWM London examines the continuing influence of war on our world.
Hear extraordinary true stories of ordinary people’s experiences of conflict across the museum’s six floors – stories that have the power to move, inspire and transform.
Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries
IWM’s new Blavatnik Art, Film and Photography Galleries provide a vivid account of modern war.
Showcasing the experiences and innovations of artists, filmmakers and photographers, these galleries explore the complex tension between creativity and destruction.
Spies, Lies and Deception
Discover over 100 years of intrigue, deceit and real-life secret agents.
Spies, Lies and Deception is a free, must-see exhibition at IWM London about deception and espionage from the First World War to the present day.
Stories from the museum
No other museum tells stories that matter more than these.
IWM TR 1127
From the First World War to the present day, explore our articles on war and conflict, and its impact on service personnel and civilians.
Explore around 800,000 items online that tell the story of modern warfare and conflict, collected by the museum since 1917.
IWM Stories is a video series from the Imperial War Museums that tackles big conflict questions.
We look at some of history's most important conflicts and examine how they were won and lost.