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IWM London tells the story of those whose lives have been shaped by war from the First World War to the present day. Discover our new First World War Galleries as well as our permanent exhibitions including The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes and Secret War. Explore stories and key moments from the Second World War in A Family in Wartime and The Holocaust Exhibition.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Free entry. Special exhibitions may charge an admission fee.

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Opening Times:

Open daily, 10am - 6pm.

Closed 24 - 26 December

Venue Details & Map

IWM London: Imperial War Museum London

Lambeth Road
+44 (0)20 7416 5000
Public transport:
Tube: Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle, Waterloo Train: Waterloo, Elephant & Castle


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
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Assistance dogs welcome
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
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Flat routes from parking area to entrance
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Accessible baby changing rooms
Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
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Audio commentary available
Gift shop
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Free entry
Group rates available

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Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 147 reviews

Top 5 reviews of IWM London: Imperial War Museum London

4.0 out of 5 12 June 2016
by Ed J.

Cool museum. Really liked the real life armaments. The holocaust exhibit was interesting and well laid out but no comparison to others. If pressed see floors 0 and 1. It's a bit an eclectic mix of cool stuff, e.g., bombed out car from Bagdad car bombing.more

5.0 out of 5 9 June 2016
by Cosmo W.

This is such a great museum- so many things to see from so many different periods of time. I was here before it was renovated so I can tell you that it is a world class museum now. The V2 Rocket alone is worth the visit, but the Spitfire is such a joy to behold. They really have some awesome one-of-a-kind items in here, plan on spending a few hours here looking around.

Best of all, the entry...more

5.0 out of 5 21 April 2016
by Sarah A.

Definitely one of my favourite museums in London, smaller and not quite as tourist rammed as the more popular museums in South Ken, yet I can still lose a few hours here. There is plenty available for all ages and education levels, I love the layout, although it can be a little confusing to find areas. Each area is explained well and since the renovation for WW1 centenary it is more immersive....more

2.0 out of 5 25 March 2016
by Everett Z.

According to IWM London, Britain was never in a war before the year 1915. Are you interested in the Crimean War? The Napoleonic Wars? The Boer War? Boxer Rebellion? The Crusades? The English Civil War? Sorry, we'll have none of that at IWM London. IWM is 40% World War I, 40% World War II, 19% Cold War, and one table-top exhibit on the Malvinas/Falklands War. Maybe these other wars are tucked...more

5.0 out of 5 7 March 2016
by Nicola H.

As a massive ww2 geek this was on my must visit list when recently in London.

The museum is clearly signposted when you come out of the tube station and is only a short walk away.

Entry is free and there are toilets dotted all around.

Housekeeping over ... this museum is fantastic!!

We spent an hr and a half in here and only had to leave because it was closing time. I could have spent...more

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