IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The venue is closed until 19 July 2014 temporarily while a major redevelopment takes place.

The Imperial War Museum main building Greg Smith

The Imperial War Museum main building

IWM London closed in January 2013 as part of a major transformation project, due for completion by 19 July 2014. The venue partially reopened on in the summer of 2013 to host a trio of temporary exhibitions but closed again on 6 January 2014 so that the final work can be completed. 

The reopening on 19 July 2014 coincides with the Centenary of the First World War, when the museum will offer a host of new attractions, including First World War Galleries, a redesigned atrium with large object displays and a café that will open directly onto Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.

To mark the 100th anniversary, IWM London will also launch Truth and Memory - the largest ever retrospective of British First World War art. Several existing galleries will also reopen: A Family in Wartime; Secret War, revealing the clandestine world of espionage, covert operations and the work of Britain’s Special Forces; Extraordinary Heroes, containing the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses; Second World War Portraits; and the Holocaust Exhibition.

Please note IWM London is completely closed from 6 January until 19 July 2014. IWM's other London Branches, HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms are open as normal during this time.


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Venue details

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ 020 7416 5000 www.iwm.org.uk

Entry details

Free entry to all
50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

Closed 6 January - 19 July 2014

Open daily, 10am – 6pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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