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Imperial War Museum London, London

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Imperial War Museum London helps visitors understand the British wartime experience by documenting the country's roles in World Wars I and II. Originally established in 1917 to memorialize British sacrifice in World War I, the museum expanded to record an even greater sacrifice a little over two decades later. Throughout the complex, you can view documents such as official orders, letters, diaries, and memoirs, as well as artwork including paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Listen to some of the 33,000 oral-history recordings and view over 350 vehicles and aircraft on display. World War I gallery exhibits a recreated trench. If the weather's agreeable, eat in the cafe, which opens out onto the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. Our London trip planning site makes visiting Imperial War Museum London and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Imperial War Museum had a special exhibit to honour the Queen's platinum jubilee titled "Crown & Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime". Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial.....  more
    The Imperial War Museum had a special exhibit to honour the Queen's platinum jubilee titled "Crown & Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime". Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial.....  more »
  • Our visit exceeded all our expectations - if you have any interest at all in war history then you must visit. From the moment you enter the magnificent building you view a Spitfire hanging from the... 
    Our visit exceeded all our expectations - if you have any interest at all in war history then you must visit. From the moment you enter the magnificent building you view a Spitfire hanging from the...  more »
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  • A really great museum with fantastic exhibits and information. Educational without glorifying war. The holocaust information was sobering, giving perspective on the changes in Germany post WW1. Similar for WW1 display very interactive and poignant Some rare military hardware on show Many war arenas are covered not just WW1 & 2
  • Wonderful experience. If you care about. War history this is the place to go. Amazing collections of items. I learned a lot.. Very well organized. Handicap friendly. Excellent Museum shop and very friendly staff here. This was on my bucket list and I'm very happy to have had an opportunity to see this place and spend time. Thank you staff!

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