Imperial War Museums

 Foster + Partners
IWM North, Manchester M17 1TZ
IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Churchill War Rooms, London SW1A 2AQ
HMS Belfast, London SE1 2JH
IWM London, Lambeth Road, London

Opening Times:
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IWM is a family of five museums - see addresses above.

IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. We seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience'. 

On 19 July 2014, for the Centenary of the First World War, a transformed IWM London will reopen with ground-breaking new First World War Galleries and a newly configured atrium displaying our iconic large objects. To mark the First World War Centenary we'll also be opening Truth and Memory the largest exhibition of British First World War art for almost 100 years. To find out more visit the website link above.

Contact Details:
Please see IWM website (link above).

Learning Programmes:
A visit to one of our branches will help your group discover how war shapes lives. IWM offers a range of options for schools, colleges, youth groups and adult group visitors.

For more information about general and school group visits, please visit the Groups and Schools page for your chosen branch via the website link above, or take a look at our free online learning resources for teachers.

IWMs collections cover all aspects of 20th and 21st century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former empire countries.

Created to record the toil and sacrifice of every individual affected by war, the collections include a wide range of material, from film and oral history to works of art, large objects, and personal letters and diaries.

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