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About the Imperial War Museum

Based in an imposing former hospital, this museum museum tells the stories of people's experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today.

Often has a major exhibition on to compliment the main displays which feature everything from classic armaments to modern UN vehicles.

A large collection of medals and the stories of the bravery that lead to them is in the upper floors.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Imperial War Museum,
Lambeth Road,

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Imperial War Museum

The nearest station is Lambeth North which is 0.3 miles away.

Imperial War Museum - Latest News

Museum Meals – Imperial War Museum
Museum Meals – Imperial War Museum

On the weekend that the new Museum of the Mind opened at Bethlem Hospital in south London, I wandered over to its former home in Lambeth for a bite of lunch.


Recent exhibitions

This exhibition brings together several series of work by artist-photographer Edmund Clark to explore the hidden experiences of state control during the 'Global War on Terror'.
Take a journey from the First World War to the present day, exploring how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict in this major exhibition.
This exhibition examines the British arrival in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated and the lessons learnt.
The UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.
This multi-screen installation by artist John Akomfrah remembers the millions of African men and women who participated in the First World War
In this immersive sound installation, 32 people who fought and lived through the First World War share their personal stories of the Armistice.

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