Imperial War Museum

Local nameImperial War Museum
LocationLondon, UK

Founded in 1917, this museum was created to enlighten people about the impact war had on Britain and also to show the progress in war-related technology the humanity has made.

The museum has both temporary and permanent exhibitions. The permanent ones focus on the Holocaust, the work of Britain's Special Forces, espionage, how ordinary families lived during wartime and on other topics. It is definitely worth visiting to learn more about the reality of what the human race did in the past (and present, some of the temporary museum's exhibitions focus on current events related to violent conflicts and war).

All bags are searched upon arrival; you can put them in lockers while you are in the museum. There are 5 bus stops around the museum bearing the same name, lines 3, 12, 53, 59, 148, 159, 344, 360 and 453. It is not advised to come here by car, as there are very few parking spaces nearby.

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Opening hours

Last admission: 5:30 p.m.


Admission to the museum is free.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +44 20 7416 5000

Address Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, UK

Coordinates 51°29'44.952" N -0°6'30.938" E

Tours and activities: Imperial War Museum

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World War II History in London Private Guided Tour

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