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Imperial War Museum

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of London's most intresting and engaging museums
  • A must-see museum for families with kids
  • Great special exhibitions

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7416 5000

Web site: http://www.iwm.org.uk/

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 10am - 6pm
Dec 24-26: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Bakerloo Line: Lambeth North station

Address: Lambeth Rd, London, SE1 6HZ

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Joffley

Things you need to know:

  • Imperial War Museum is dedicated to documenting the technology and social effect of war
  • It opened in 1917 to collect materials relating to World War I
  • Now exhibits include memorabilia from all modern British conflicts
  • Next to all types of war machines are on display
  • Interactive sections, (WW I trench warfare and WWII bomb shelters) bring the reality of war to life
  • Hitler's signed order authorizing the march on Poland is on display
  • A large Holocaust Exhibiton is housed in the building

What to do there:

  • Take some photos of the impressive building from the outside
  • Explore some of the permanent galleries: World War I and II, Conflicts since 1945, The Holocaust, Secret War
  • Do not miss the great special exhibitions

Tips & Insights:

  • Audio tour is available, but not necessary
  • Children love to see the tanks, Spitfires and huge guns
  • Children under 11 are not permitted in the Holocaust Exhibition

 

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