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IWM London’s world-class collections tell the everyday and exceptional stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by war. Read More
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IWM London’s world-class collections tell the everyday and exceptional stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by war, with unique documents and objects, art, sound and film.

Ground-breaking galleries reflect on war from the First World War onwards, to conflicts that continue to shape our world today.

Discover our 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
Child Ticket: Free
Family Ticket: Free
Senior Ticket: Free

Free entry. Special exhibitions may charge an admission fee.

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Opening Times:

Open daily, 10am to 6pm.

Closed 24 to 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

Facilities & Accessibility


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Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Offers charity rates
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Trade vehicle access
General Facilities
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Free entry
Group rates available

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5
Based on 172 reviews

Top 5 reviews of IWM London: Imperial War Museum London

5 out of 5 10 April 2018
by Henry C.

Very great museum full of amazing relics.

my favorite part is the ww1 section!!!Read More

5 out of 5 9 April 2018
by Mark G.

Fantastic war museum with very up-to-date, high-tech touches that will appeal to all ages. A must see in London.

I only got to spend 2 hours at the museum -- so I saw the World War I exhibit and part of World War II. The World War I museum is better than anything I have seen in any other museum in the world. The displays are very up-to-date and used up-to-date videos to convey the...Read More

5 out of 5 2 April 2018
by Becky T.

It can be a difficult museum to go through st times, since, after all, it is about war. But it is well laid out, free, has good signage, and is generally good for kids and adults alike.Read More

5 out of 5 12 November 2017
by Quentin T.

A beautiful well curated museum that is a must see for anybody visiting London. I had a week to explore London while traveling abroad for my graduate program and I made it s point to check out the imperial war museum. The only comparable museum I have been to is the national ww2 museum in New Orleans, which isn't free.

A must visit for all ages and interestsRead More

5 out of 5 31 August 2017
by Erica S.

Hands down one of the best museums I've ever been to. Experience was incomparable to any other museum I've ever been to. Maybe the best museum experience of my adult life.

The first floor was incredible. The WW1 exhibit was laid out in an interesting and captivating way. It took us an hour plus to go through.

We also got to speak with a WWII child survivor. Not knowing who he was, he was...Read More

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