IWM London (part of Imperial War Museums)


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Lambeth Road
London
Greater London
SE1 6HZ
England

  • Phone: 020 7416 5000

IWM London tells the stories of those whose lives have been shaped by war through the depth, breadth and impact of our Galleries, displays and events. Explore the First World War Galleries and iconic Atrium; find out what life was like at home during the Second World War in A Family in Wartime; delve into the world of espionage in Secret War; visit our award-winning Holocaust Exhibition; discover stories of bravery in The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes or take in our latest major temporary exhibitions.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily, 10am - 6pm (last entry 5.45pm). Closed 24-26 December.

Charges:

General Admission free, charges apply for special exhibitions.

Discounts:

  • National Art Pass

Travel directions:

Visiting us by London Underground IWM London is a short walk from Lambeth North (7 minutes), Waterloo (15 mins) and Elephant and Castle (15 mins) underground stations. Visiting us by Bus Local bus routes that stop near IWM London include 159, 360, 109, 344 and 360. Visiting us by Train IWM London is a short 15 minute walk from London Waterloo, Waterloo East, and Elephant and Castle rail stations.

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Auditorium
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

Wheelchair access to all areas and disabled toilets available on each floor.

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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