Exhibition: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at IWM London

This exhibition runs from Fri, 27th May 2022 to Sun, 8th Jan 2023. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

27th May 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
28th May 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
29th May 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
30th May 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
31st May 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
1st Jun 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
2nd Jun 2022  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 27th May 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Throughout her 70-year reign and in the decades before, Her Majesty The Queen has lived through times of conflict, maintaining an enduring relationship with the armed forces and honouring those affected by war at home and across the world.

Marking the Platinum Jubilee this spring, IWM London will present a rich programme that, for the first time in the museum’s history, explores the role of The Royal Family in conflict, tracing The Queen’s personal experience of war through poignant items, including rarely seen film and photography, in IWM’s collections.

As Princess Elizabeth, The Queen’s first public duties were during the Second World War, which broke out when she was 13 years old. Upon joining the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945, she became the first woman in The Royal Family to enlist as a full-time member of the armed services. Since then, The Queen has supported those who serve and veterans of conflict in her role as Head of the Armed Forces, a post that continues a long royal military tradition.

New research into IWM’s photography archive demonstrates just how keenly The Queen’s role as monarch has been shaped by her wartime experiences. This relationship between crown and conflict will be explored through IWM’s collections, bringing human stories to the foreground and providing a unique lens through which to join the national moment.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Imperial War Museum,

Lambeth Road, London,

Map of Imperial War Museum


Other exhibitions open at Imperial War Museum

Falklands Conflict
New exhibits will include items from IWM’s rich collection that will go on display for the very first time and highlight eyewitness accounts of the conflict.
Falklands Conflict
10am to 6pm
Ends on Tue 14th June