Imperial War Museum London
In summer 2014, after a major redevelopment, the museum re-opened with the launch of brand new First World War Galleries to mark the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War.
To find out more about the museum, its collections, research departments, activities and events, school programmes visit the IWM website.
About the Imperial War Museum Collections
The collections illustrate all aspects of warfare in the twentieth century where British and Commonwealth forces have been engaged.
Research Sources at the IWM
Extensive research material held by the Imperial War Museum's seven collecting departments can be visited and viewed by making an appointment with the relevant department:
- Department of Art
- Department of Documents
- Department of Exhibits and Firearms
- Department of Film and Video Archive
- Department of Photographs
- Department of Printed Books
- Department of Sound Records
For information about the collections and the Explore History Centre go to the Collections section of the Imperial War Museum website at:
Website: www.iwm.org.uk Collections
Website: www.iwm.org.uk Research Facilities
If you wish to search the collections to find out a title of a published book in the Printed Books Department, for example, as in a regimental history, you can go to the IWM Collections Search section on the museum website:
Website: www.iwm.org.uk Search
Collections Enquiry Service
A service is available whereby enquiries can be sent to the museum staff who can provide information about the collections. To make an enquiry go to:
Website: www.altarama.com (IWM Collections Enquiry Service)
First World War: Search Topics
Visit this page on the IWM website for a wide range of topics, wome offering resource material:
Website: www.iwm.org.uk First World War
Learning at the IWM
The Education Department at the Imperial War Museum offers a wide range of teaching sessions and resources to help make the visit to the museum a memorable one.
Website: www.iwm.org.uk Groups & Schools
- Open daily 10.00 - 18.00 (Last admission 17.30 hours)
- Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.
- Admission is free.
- Special exhibitions may charge a fee.
Location of Imperial War Museum London
Address: Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England
Telephone: (enquiries) +44 (0)207 416 5000
Fax: (main building) +44 (0)207 416 5374
Website: www.iwm.org.uk HMS Belfast
Churchill War Rooms
Website: www.iwm.org.uk Churchill War Rooms
Website: www.iwm.org.uk Duxford
Website: www.iwm.org.uk IWM North
WW1 Museums and Archives
See our listing of World War One related museums and archives on the Western Front and around the world.
Photographs of the Imperial War Museum courtesy of the Imperial War Museum London Press Office.