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Daily 10am-6pm | Parts of the exhibition are closed for redevelopment until summer 2014
 
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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. Entering the museum, visitors see 'Witnesses to War', nine iconic objects including a Harrier, Spitfire and V2 rocket suspended from the ceiling. Level 1 of the transformed space presents 'Turning Points: 1934-1945' with key stories from the Second World War. 'Peace and Security' on level 2 explores contemporary conflicts from 1945 through to present day while 'Curiosities of War' on level 3 presents some of the more obscure objects in the museum's collections including a bar where the dambusters crew used to drink, and a sofa which troops in Afghanistan made out of hesco fencing. The museum also has three shops, a museum cafe run by Peyton and Byrne which opens out onto the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, as well as new and improved visitor facilities.

 

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Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISISFighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISISFighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISISThis free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the fight against ISIS in the Middle East. Visitors can discover how today's armed forces meet different challenges in extreme situations. 2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-11-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th November 2015 to 13th November 2016
This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the fight against ISIS in the Middle East. Visitors can discover how today's armed forces meet different challenges in extreme situations. ... More about this event
 
Peter Kennard: Unofficial War ArtistPeter Kennard: Unofficial War ArtistPeter Kennard: Unofficial War ArtistA summary of a career spanning 50 years, Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist shows the imagery this political activist has created since his student days in the early 1970s. Starting with his Decoration painting series (2004), the exhibition moves on to look at his seminal STOP paintings from the '70s. In the 1980s his anti-nuclear campaigns and C2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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  14th May 2015 to 30th May 2016
A summary of a career spanning 50 years, Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist shows the imagery this political activist has created since his student days in the early 1970s. Starting with his Decoration painting series (2004), the exhibition moves on to look at his seminal STOP paintings from the '70s. In the 1980s his anti-nuclear campaigns and C... More about this event
 
A Family In WartimeA Family In WartimePhotographs, personal testimonies, posters, film and paintings exploring how one ordinary family, the Allpresses, faced the daily challenge of living in London during the Second World War.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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A Family In Wartime
Visions of War Above and BelowVisions of War Above and BelowVisions of War Above and BelowA 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 contemp2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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
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
 
Holocaust Exhibition (Over 14s)Holocaust Exhibition (Over 14s)Film footage, photographs and rare artefacts documenting the history of the persecution of Jews and other groups, before and during the Second World War.2016-04-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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Free EventOngoing
Holocaust Exhibition (Over 14s)
Edward BarberEdward BarberA contemporary reinterpretation of images of the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain, captured by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Edward Barber. The exhibition will explore Barber's Peace Signs, photos originally taken to attract media attention to the anti-nuclear movement. Showing the activists' humour and creativity, in their 2016-05-26T10:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th May to 4th September 2016
A contemporary reinterpretation of images of the anti-nuclear protest movement in 1980s Britain, captured by the acclaimed documentary photographer, Edward Barber. The exhibition will explore Barber's Peace Signs, photos originally taken to attract media attention to the anti-nuclear movement. Showing the activists' humour and creativity, in their ... More about this event
 

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Morley Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
61 Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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The Poetry School
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81 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
In 1997 three poets - Mimi Khalvati, Jane Duran and Pascale Petit - set up The Poetry School with the intention of teaching poetry to adults. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
123 Kennington Road, Southwark, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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These Records
London > Shopping > Music Shops
112 Brook Drive, Elephant and Castle, London SE11 | 4 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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23 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Morley College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
61 Westmister Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Morley College, one of the oldest adult education colleges in the country, dates back to the early 1880s when it was set up by visionary, Emma ... More
 
 
 
London Executive Schools
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
5 Westminster Bridge Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 17 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Room Bar
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111 Kennington Road, Southwark, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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The Old Vic Tunnels
London > Nightlife > Bars
Station Approach Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Fantasy Flowers
Exhibitions | On 1st May 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Learn how to create flower sculptures....More

Dutch Flowers
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Floral paintings by Dutch masters including Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum, and Rachel Ruysch, highlighting associations between the ...More

Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

In this landmark National Gallery exhibition, the first presentation of Delacroix's art in Britain for more ...More

 
Musical Magic Carpet
Kids Events | Until 26th June 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Storytelling sessions for 2-5 year olds....More

Magic Carpet Storytelling (Under 5s)
Kids Events | Until 29th May 2016 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Stories inspired by pictures in the National Gallery....More

Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The internationally recognised American artist Leon Golub (1922-2004) is best known for his large-scale paintings of Mercenaries, Interrogations and Riots ...More

Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855
Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855
Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

On the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth a free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art goes ...More

 
Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky
Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky
Exhibitions | Until 26th June 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The National Portrait Gallery shares its 160th anniversary celebration with a Russian cultural institute exactly the same age, ...More

 
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Corinne Day's underwear shoot with Kate Moss, Peter Lindbergh's Vogue cover shot that so perfectly captured the supermodel era, and ...More

 
Sunday Session: Costume Construction
Exhibitions | On 1st May 2016 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

A chance to try out different techniques....More

 
 
 
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