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Imperial War Museum, London

(3.9/5 based on 7,000+ reviews on the web)
Imperial War Museum 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. Put Imperial War Museum into our London trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • Hadn't been in over 15 years and still love this museum. Can't believer it is FREE. Drop a donation in the bin. It's worth it. WWI exhibit is fantastic, absolutely worth it.  more »
  • Holocaust museum on 3/4th floors, exhibitions, WWII artifacts and displays. Large missile in middle of building as are aircrafts and tanks used in wars. Very educational. Go early and wear comfortable...  more »
  • The newly refurbished exhibits are some of the best exhibition design I've seen in a museum anywhere, just the right mix of immersive set design, tastefully integrated interactive materials, and audio...  more »
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  • Amazing collection!