Imperial War Museum — Exterior

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum London covers conflicts involving Britain from the First World War through to the present day. The Second World War galleries explore the complex political developments of Nazi Germany and the resulting conflicts. The Holocaust Exhibition contains historic photographs, documents, newspaper cuttings, posters and film to tell the story of the persecution of Jews and other groups by the Nazis during WWII.

The Large Exhibits Gallery is full of military weapons and machines such as anks, a First World War submachine gun and a 'Salamander' jet fighter. The collection is presents history in an engaging and accessible manner for visitors of all ages.

There is a section of the museum dedicated to conflicts since 1945 such as the Cold War and conflicts in the Middle East as well as deployments of the British Army in Bosnia and Northern Ireland.

Museum Video

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: South


  • Imperial War Museum London
  • Lambeth Road
  • London
  • SE1 6HZ


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1 / 2

  • Underground

    • Elephant & Castle
    • Lambeth North

    National Rail

    • Elephant & Castle

    Bus Numbers

  • 344, 360, 12, 53, 148, 453, C10, 3

FREE Admission

Admission discounts
Art Fund 50% off exhibitions
Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 18:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 18:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 18:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 18:00pm
Friday 10:00am 18:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 18:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 18:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:00am 18:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 7416 5000
Website Imperial War Museum
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