London Imperial War Museum
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The London Imperial War Museum holds many events throughout the year some lasting months others just one day. If this museum is of particular interest to you then you won't want to miss out on any new and exciting exhibitions etc.

This page will help you keep up to day with what's going on at the museum. Simply visit this page regularly or sign p to our RSS feed and be notified when new events are announced.

Box Office Number: : 020 7416 5439.

Current Exhibitions

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style

Until 31 August 2015

Don't miss this celebrated exhibition exploring the new and unexpected ways fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain.


Past Exhibitions At London Imperial War Museum

Second World War Peoples Portraits.

2 June 2012 to 1 January 2013

Free Exhibition

Portraits covering various aspects of the second World War including:

  • Armed forces
  • Auxiliary services
  • Ccivilian war effort
  • Allied Services
Second World War Peoples portraits

A Family in Wartime opens at IWM London

5th April - 31 December 2012

Free Exhibition

The story of how people faced the challenges of life at home during the Second World War seen through the eyes of the Allpress family, who lived in Stockwell, London.

A model of the Allpress home is displayed. The display includes photos and interviews with the family.

Also featured:

An Anderson shelter,

radio shows from the archives.

The Family In Wartime Imperial War Museum

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Thursday 6 September 2012 to 1 January 2013

Adult £8 (Conc. £6)
Children Free

This exhibition is a rare chance to see a different side to the world famous photographer Cecil Beaton. Normally known for his portraits of the famous but this work at the Museum is his commissioned wartime photographs.

The photographs cover his travels during the Second World War including Britain, Middle East and Far East.

cecil Beaton at the Imperial war Museum

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