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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
  • A very interesting museum. Well laid out and very interesting. Free entry. It is spread over four floors and there are lifts available. We did not try the café but it looked very clean and tidy. 
  • And a Harrier landing on you head! Don't walk into that V1 rocket it's about to launch! It's all happening and you have only taken a few paces inside the building! The place is packed with tanks, guns...  more »
  • I decided to go to the Imperial War Museum with my partner as I find war fascinating and I like learning about history. Once there I found the information that was provided well presented and in depth...  more »
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  • Amazing collection!