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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
  • Since the Museum was redone on 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the First World War it is especially disappointing that wwomen's contribution and the contribution of the Canadian Forces was not ackno...  more »
  • I visited the Imperial War Museum with high hopes: as an avid fan of the power struggle between Britain and the Third Reich (along with the many other theatres of conflict that took place) during the ...  more »
  • Stayed in London for one night whilst visiting this private reception. It was an amazing experience. Cant wait to go back and bring my teenage boys. They have the most fascinating artefacts and histor...  more »
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  • Amazing collection!