Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
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- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Education, History
Expert review of Imperial War Museum
Set in a leafy park dominated by two massive 15-inch naval guns from 1914, this is a hardworking and important museum set in an imposing former hospital that dates from 1815. There is a lot to see - including an unflinching and detailed look at The Holocaust that is arguably best done as a separate trip. My advice is to take the lift to the fourth floor then work your way down. Alternatively, the core of the museum is the lower ground floor, which is devoted to the First and Second World Wars and has more than enough to contemplate - don't miss the very effective 'Trench Experience' here.
Admission is free with a modest charge made for some special exhibitions. Multmedia guides cost £3.50, or get a guidebook for £4.95.
More information on Imperial War Museum:
- Price guide:
- Art gallery, Museum, Park / garden
- Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
- 020 7416 5000
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.