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Imperial War Museum, London, UK

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Index page
Books, Magazines, CD & DVD
Exhibitions, Conferences, Lectures & Commemorative Events
1914-1918 Websites
Teachers & Students
Tracing Service Personnel
United Kingdom

1914-1918 Reference

The Western Front
The Ypres Salient
Second Battle of Ypres
The Somme
War Graves
Tracing relatives
Resources & Links


The Poppy Umbrella
Poppy Umbrella
Hear Last Post
'In Flanders Fields'
Armistice Day in Ypres
Flanders Memorial Poppy
Gardens of Remembrance



About the site

Who we are
link to our Rembrella website

The Imperial War Museum collections illustrate all aspects of warfare in the twentieth century where British and Commonwealth forces have been engaged.

For information about the museum, its collections, online exhibitions and catalogues, calendar of events, National Inventory of War Memorials and related organisations visit the Imperial War Museum website

Research Sources

Extensive research material held by the Imperial War Museum's seven collecting departments can be accessed 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

Family History Research

The museum offers a wealth of material for the family history researcher. For more information go to the IWM Family History page.

For historical and family history questions use the IWM Collections Enquiry Service.

IWM and Their Past Your Future Project 2

This is a project running until 2009, which encourages the exploration of the impact and ongoing legacy of 20th century conflict on people and places in the UK and around the world. To find out more go to Their Past Your Future

Link to Win a Trip to Remember!Win a Trip to Remember!

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armistice, the Imperial War Museum, in association with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, is looking for 24 young people from across the UK, to travel on an all expenses paid visit to France and Belgium for Remembrance Day, from 7-12 November 2008.

To find out how to win a place on this once in a lifetime experience, go to Away to Remember

Led by experienced staff from the Imperial War Museum, competition winners will spend a weekend in London during October preparing for the visit.  In November they will head to France and Belgium to discover some of the amazing stories of the men and women who experienced the First World War on the Western Front.  They will have the opportunity to represent their communities at commemorative events to make the 90th anniversary of the Armistice. All travel, accommodation, food and fees will be paid for by Their Past Your Future. Friends and family will be able to follow the group via daily updates on the Radiowaves website

If you would like to find out more about the project or the competition, check the information at or  If you have any queries please email us as or leave a message on 0207 820 6706 and one of the TPYF team will call you back.

Opening Hours

Daily 10.00 - 18.00 (closed 24 - 26 December)

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, England

Tel (enquiries) +44 (0)207 416 5000

Fax (main building) +44 (0)207 416 5374


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