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THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

Imperial war museum

the imperial war museum

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1917 to record the efforts of the British Empire during the Great War, the museum’s current goal is to foster the study, education and understanding of modern warfare while relaying a sense of the wartime experience. This is accomplished by means of permanent displays, special exhibitions and their supporting archives. The museum collections include large objects, historic works of art and multimedia artifacts such as photographs, films and oral histories.

Visitors can delve into the complex origins of war and discover what it was like for soldiers in the trenches and those serving on the home front. You’ll feel the courage of the pilots who fought the Battle of Britain and the anguish of the Holocaust. You’ll visit the rooms where Winston Churchill and his war cabinet directed the war effort. Patrons of the Imperial War Museum will hear thrilling, yet emotional, sagas of survival, loyalty and separation.

Originally contained in the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill, the museum opened in 1920. The war museum relocated to South Kensington’s Imperial Institute before moving to its current location, Southwark’s former Bethlem Royal Hospital. The Imperial War Museum has since grown to a grouping of five locations in London, Duxford, Manchester, Whitehall and the HMS Belfast, a historic ship docked on the River Thames.

These locations, with the exception of HMS Belfast, have various hours of operation.

Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Closed December 24th – 26th.

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ARRIVING BY UNDERGROUND

The Imperial War Museum locations in and around London include the main location served by the Lambeth North, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle tube stations, the HMS Belfast that utilizes the London Bridge and Tower Hill stations and the War Rooms, which are a short walk from Westminster and St. James Park stations.

Sweeney Todd

The tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber who murdered and then cooked his victims into pies during the late 1700s, is one of the most macabre and sinister to have ever come out of London.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Visitors are immersed in an underwater world when they walk through the London Aquarium’s Shark Reef Encounter exhibit. 16 sharks swim throughout the three-floor exhibit, which also features heads from Easter Island. At the interactive Shark Academy, visitors can feel actual shark skin and learn about these fascinating creatures.

Tower Bridge

The first bridge ever built over the Thames was the London Bridge. As the city of London grew over the years, more bridges were built, but always to the west of London Bridge. The area east of the bridge was a busy port area.

The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is committed to preserving and showcasing the history of conflicts from World War I through to the present day operation in Iraq and Afghanistan, paying particular attention to those involving Britain and the Commonwealth.

The British Library

The British Library, originally part of the British Museum, has over 170 million items: books, magazines, manuscripts, videos, prints, drawings and music recordings. It is the national library of the UK and the largest library in the world by total item count.

The British Museum

The British Museum represented a radical departure from traditional museums upon its establishment in 1753.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum, also called the V&A, is named after Queen Victoria, the monarch of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 to 1901, and her husband, Prince Albert, who died in 1861. It contains close to 5 million objects within 145 galleries dedicated to four categories of the decorative arts and design.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Set upon the highest point in the city, London’s famed St. Paul’s Cathedral comprises an iconic piece of both the city’s skyline and the country’s history

The Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament is a site rich with English heritage and history. The oldest portion, Westminster Hall, dates back to the eleventh century reign of William II. Westminster has been used by Parliaments since 1295 A.D.

London Transport Musuem

London’s Transport Museum takes you on a historic journey of London’s most iconic and famous transport models including the Taxi, Tube and London Buses. A great morning or afternoon out for all the family.

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