Discover IWM London
See war through the eyes of the people who lived it. Be moved. Be inspired. Be transformed.
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.
Stories from the museum
No other museum tells stories that matter more than these.
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.
We Were There
We Were There is Imperial War Museums’ remarkable programme where visitors can meet real life veterans and eyewitnesses of war. Although it’s not currently possible to meet our We Were There volunteers, you can discover more about the people behind the stories.