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Imperial War Museums, London

4.4
#7 of 254 in Museums in London
Imperial War Museums 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 Museums and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Imperial War Museum is one of my favourite Museums and I visit it frequently. The museum has some of most iconic and history changing exhibits. It also gives depths of knowledge of how diplomatic and ...  more »
  • We have visited this museum a few times over the years and my older kids really enjoyed them. We returned this year with my youngest child ( 9) and was very shocked at what they have done to the place...  more »
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  • I remember coming here as a child and wasn’t impressed but so glad I’ve come back as an adult! They have put so much effort into keeping it interactive and modern. Exhibits are brilliant, and I just loved this place. Great for adults and children and I think you should pop over and see what you think!
  • Time after time place to see my favourite topic War. Perfect place to spend afternoon or whole day if possible. Great deal of exhibition on all aspects of war and modern conflict. Classy experience on WW1 with one great fail: You will see nothing on Macedonian front, like there were nothing important ongoing into that corner of Great War. Guys you must correct this mistake!
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