Imperial War Museum


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Imperial War Museum

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Imperial War Museum Lambeth Rd
    SE1 6HZ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7416 5000

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 10am-6pm (last admission 5.45pm) THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED FROM JAN 6 TO JULY 2014

  • Transport:

    Tube: Lambeth North

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  • Map

    1. Imperial War Museum
      • Lambeth Rd
        SE1 6HZ
      • 020 7416 5000
      • 51.496009,-0.108328

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Horrible Histories: Spies

Children, History, Military and maritime, Things to do, Holiday activities

The museum's major exhibition for families is based on the children's book series written by Terry Deary, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2013. Visitors are immersed in a world of WWII spy-craft, including codes and cyphers, disguises,...

Horrible Histories: Spies
  1. Tue Jul 1 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Imperial War Museum Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ
  3. £6.20, £4.40 concs, £3.30 children
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Laurence Butler

To put it simply, to visit the Imperial War Museum is a must for every single person on the planet! At the very least a compulsory trip should be available for every British school child.


This is definitely my favorite museum in London, to come alone or to bring a date or a family member. The exhibition on Holocaust has left a lasting impression and the general variety of themes exhibited really taught me a lot that afternoon. Cannot wait to see what's new next time I visit!


Still love going here after first being taken on a school trip.


Excellent museum with no queues! I took two children 11 and 13 and they loved it.


I love the war museum - it is definitely my all time favourite in London. It not only is interesting but gets you involved too and the 'old' feel it has to it makes it even better. The smell of the war musuem is one never to forget either...

Mr D Foster

I would wait until the refurbishments are finished, all the big things are gone from the main attrium and the down stairs is closed. The holocoust exhibition is excellent and the medals gallery in the loft are both excellent. My previous visit would have been 5 star, but my kids were disappionted by the missing stuff.


Amazing for anyone with the slightest hint of interest in WWI & II. The cannons and shells out front are enough to make it worth stopping by. Also has a memorable section dedicated to the Holocaust. "The Blitz Experience" is a bit dated, but the museum would be fine without it. Couldn't of been happier to spend about 4 hours there.