Imperial War Museum London

British war Museum was established in 1917 during the First World War. The purpose of building this museum was to tell the world and upcoming generations about the sacrifices and efforts of Britain during the World War I. The Museum also intends to reflect the effects of modern wars on society and the individuals. The museum was first opened for public in 1920 and then later, it was moved to a new place in 1924. A new permanent place for the Museum was reserved in 1936 in Southwark and the museum was shifted there in the same year. In 1960, a complete new building was built for the museum, which is now known as the Imperial War Museum. The collections present in the museum include photos, archives, official documents, large art collection and oral wars history. It holds some fine collection of war models and modern day warfare. This is a must to go place for every person.

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    Things to See in the Museum

    -          Secret War gallery

    -          First World War gallery

    -          Second World War galley

    -          The Children’s War gallery

    -          Survival at Sea gallery

    The following exhibitions are not suitable for children under the age of 16:

    -          The Holocaust Exhibition

    -          Crimes against Humanity

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    Operational Hours

    The Museum opens from 10 am to 6 pm, seven days a week. It only closes down on 24th, 25th and 26th of December for Christmas Holidays.

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    The admission is free for all but some special exhibitions may require a nominal amount to buy the tickets.

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    Address: Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom.

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    How to Contact Imperial War Museum:

    The museum can be contacted through a phone call or by e-mailing them. The relevant information to do that is listed below;

    Telephone: +44 20 7416 5000 ‎

    Fax: +44 20 7416 5374


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    How to get to Imperial War Museum:

    By Tube:

    The nearest tube station to Imperial War Museum is Lambeth North and it is only a mere .3 mile away. One you get off the station, head east on Lambeth Rd/A3203 and then take the first left onto St. George's Rd/A302 and continue to follow A302. The museum will be on your left.

    By Bus:
    Imperial War Museum Stop K is right opposite the museum itself and buses number 344 and 360 run on it. View Map.

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