United Kingdom

Lambeth Road

Phone: 020 7416 5320/5321

Imperial War Museum

Discover the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict from the First World War to the present day. Learn about the conditions endured by First World War troops in The Trench Experience, explore the role of espionage in The Secret War, and find out about children who lived through evacuation and the Blitz. Interactive displays and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions make this a fascinating and absorbing day out.
The Museum also houses the acclaimed Holocaust Exhibition, and art galleries holding some of the twentieth century’s best-known paintings.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (2)

 Click on the images to enlarge

Permanent Collection

Large exhibits Gallery
First World War Galleries
Second World War Galleries
Conflicts since 1945
The Holocaust Exhibition
The Secret War
The Art Galleries
The Victoria and George Cross Gallery
Monty: Master of the Battlefield


Henry Moore: War and Utility until 25 February 2007
The Animal’s War until 22 April 2007

Previous Exhibitions

Lawrence of Arabia: the life, the legend
Women and War
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Eric Ravilious: Imagined Realities

Exhibitions (2)

Click on the images to enlarge


Forthcoming exhibitions

Camouflage 23 March – 18 November 2007
Posters of Conflict 4 October 2007 – 30 March 2008



Opening hours

10am – 6pm

Getting there

Tube to Waterloo, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark
Train to Waterloo and Elephant and Castle


Cloakroom, café, shop and children’s shop.
Telephone 020 7416 5320 if you require assistance with wheelchair access

Museum internal and external photos (2)

Click on the images to enlarge