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:

8th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
9th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
10th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
11th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
12th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
13th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
14th Aug 2022  
(10am - 6pm)

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,

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