First World War Galleries

 
 
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First World War GalleriesVisitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new permanent First World War Galleries where visitors can discover the story of the war, how it started, why it continued, how it was won and its global impact. The exhibition, staged to mark the start of the Centenary of the First World War, looks at the lives of those who experienced it on the front line and the home front and includes a recreated trench with a Sopwith Camel fighter plane swooping low overhead and a Mark V tank looming above. Visitors are immersed in trench live through periscopes, a dug-out, soundscape and projection showing what daily life was like for the troops just behind the front line on the Western Front.

 

About IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times of conflict, re-opened on 19th July 2014 with a dramatic new atrium space by Fosters + Partners, and new permanent First World War Galleries, a highlight of which is a trench complete with periscopes, sounds and projections recreating what life was like behind the front line on the Western Front. More about IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

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Lambeth North Tube Station
 
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Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
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Elephant and Castle NCP
 
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    Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street StyleFashion on the Ration: 1940s Street StyleFashion on the Ration: 1940s Street StyleGas-mask handbags, blackout buttons and siren suits are not items considered fashionable today but in post-war Britain these were the sort of things that passed for the very latest innovations in fashion. On display in Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, an Imperial War Museum exhibition about coping in the face of adversity, these items are2015-05-05T00:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
    DATES  5th March to 31st August 2015
    VENUE  IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 
    Gas-mask handbags, blackout buttons and siren suits are not items considered fashionable today but in post-war Britain these were the sort of things that passed for the very latest innovations in fashion. On display in Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, an Imperial War Museum exhibition about coping in the face of adversity, these items are... More about this event
     
    War Story: Afghanistan 2014War Story: Afghanistan 2014Exhibition featuring the voices and experiences of British troops, members of the Afghan National Security Forces and UK government and NGO workers.2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-09-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    War Story: Afghanistan 2014
    Holocaust ExhibitionHolocaust ExhibitionFilm footage, photographs and rare artefacts documenting the history of the persecution of Jews and other groups, before and during the Second World War.2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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    First World War GalleriesFirst World War GalleriesFirst World War GalleriesVisitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new permanent First World War Galleries where visitors can discover the story of the war, how it started, why it continued, how it was won and its global impact. The exhibition, staged to mark the start of the Centenary of the First World War, lo2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  19th July 2014 to 31st December 2015
    VENUE  IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 
    Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new permanent First World War Galleries where visitors can discover the story of the war, how it started, why it continued, how it was won and its global impact. The exhibition, staged to mark the start of the Centenary of the First World War, lo... More about this event
     
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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  2nd April 2015 to 25th September 2016
    VENUE  IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 
    A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of War Above and Below examines the history of war in the air, and how it was viewed by artists from above and below. Highlights from the museum's art collection including Paul Nash's Battle of Germany and Alison Wilding's contemp... More about this event
     
    Creative Response: WorkshopCreative Response: WorkshopA chance to draw, take a photograph or write a postcard.2015-05-10T11:00:00+01002015-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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    DATES  14th May 2015 to 30th May 2016
    VENUE  IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 
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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

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    Exhibitions | On 5th May 2015 

    London College Of Communication 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

    Firecrackers: Women and Wit in Photography. With a special screening of Finding Vivian Maier. Location: Main Lecture Theatre, London College ...More

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    Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2015 

    London College Of Communication 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

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    Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2015 

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    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015 

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