Exhibition: War Games

This exhibition runs from Fri, 30th Sep 2022 to Sun, 28th May 2023. See all dates

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

30th Sep 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
1st Oct 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
2nd Oct 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
3rd Oct 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
4th Oct 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
5th Oct 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
6th Oct 2022  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 30th Sep 2022

Cost: Free of Charge

The UK’s first exhibition to explore what video games can tell us about conflict.

The exhibition delves into one of today’s most popular storytelling mediums and seeks to challenge perceptions of how video games interpret stories about war and conflict through a series of titles which, over the last forty years, have reflected events from the First World War to the present.

Showcasing immersive installations, never-before-displayed objects and perspectives from industry experts, War Games will also include a playable retro gaming zone and a programme of supporting events.

Featuring blockbusters like Sniper Elite 5, recently released by lead exhibition sponsor Rebellion, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, War Games will present 12 unique titles including video games and a military training simulator alongside new acquisitions and objects from IWM’s collection, raising questions about how different developers have portrayed conflict and highlighting real-life stories which many have drawn similar inspiration from.

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


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