Events in London

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in London

Welcome

Login to your account below, if you do not have an account, select Register.

Or Login with your preferred Social Media Account

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google

Register your account below, if you already have an account, select Login.

Imperial War Museum

Museums

The Imperial War Museum, founded in 1917, was originally set up to record and display the epic story of the Great War and to commemorate those who died or suffered in it. It has since expanded and now features collections and displays from all military operations that have involved British or Commonwealth forces from 1914 to the present day. It is only one part of a multi-branch national museum, consisting of 4 others. This particular museum offers us a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life would have been like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars.

The museum holds both permanent and temporary exhibitions and some of the most powerful of these includes the Trench Experience in the World War I gallery, The Blitz Experience in the World War II gallery and the Holocaust Exhibition. The museum also features military vehicles, weapons, war memorabilia, a library, a photographic archive and an art collection. A great emphasis is placed on the social effects of war, through poetry, photography and film footage, making this so much more than your conventional museum. The Museum can also be considered a major national art gallery, holding some of the twentieth century's best known paintings, featuring art by David Bomberg, Henry Moore, and John Singer Sargent. Another of the exhibitions not to be missed is the Secret War Gallery, which records the history of agents' work and the creation of MI5 and MI6.

The museum is open daily from 10:00 - 18:00 (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) and admission is free, except some exhibitions.

The museum is situated near many of London's other major tourist attractions, and is easily accessed from Lambeth North, Waterloo, Southwark and Elephant & Castle stations.

Directions

Imperial War Musum, Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SE1 6HZ

View Larger Map

Budget

  • Free

Best For Whom

  • Couples
  • Families With Teenagers
  • For Him

Best For What

  • Cultural Experience
  • Relaxation

My Lists

Create New Guide

OR

Mini Guides
Arrow

Login to create your guides for London.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide

Cancel

Cancel

You Might Also Like

Create & Share your Guide to London with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section

Lists

Part of the My Guide Network

My Guide London is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations