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Imperial War Museum, London
(3.9/5 based on 6,500+ 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
  • I have been visiting the IWM since childhood (40+ years) and the new look is slick and modern, however, the exhibits have no logical order and do not explain to the visitor their relevance in history....  more »
  • i love the war Museum Free and for everyone Up to date and a great shop for souvenirs at good Prices the staff are Friendly and helpful will be Going Back 
  • Visiting from Washington DC, my wife and I weren't entirely sure about stopping by the War Museum. I'm very glad we did. The lower level had very cool displays of weapons, ships, bunkers, and memorabi...  more »
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  • Amazing collection!