December 2013 saw the return of one of our most iconic objects - the V2 rocket. The rocket is now in place in our new atrium.Read More
This week/Last week Elizabeth Crawford, who is the Trusts and Foundations Officer at IWM, came in to speak to us about how IWM is funded and her work with Trusts and Foundations, and also how we as the Youth Panel are funded.Read More
Watch this short film to find out how our conservation team have cleaned and restored our First World War Observation Tree in time for the opening of our new First World War Galleries in July 2014.
The British camouflage tree observation post is one of the more unusual items in our collections – the museum acquired this tree in 1918 and it is believed to be one of only two in museums in the world. Find out more.
This British camouflage tree observation post is one of the more unusual objects in our collection. Its journey from the fields of the Western Front to display in our new First World War Galleries, nearly one hundred years later, tells us much about the way that the First World War was fought but also how its impact is still with us today in unexpected and surprising ways.Read More
‘Our ambition is that a lot more people will understand that you can’t understand the world today unless you understand the causes, course and consequences of the First World War.’ Diane Lees, Director-General, IWMRead More
In case you haven’t heard, IWM London will be closing on 6 January until July 2014 as we continue our major redevelopments as part of our plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War in 2014.
When we re-open in July 2014 you will be able to visit our new First World War Galleries alongside our newly configured atrium that will display some of our iconic large objects – such as a Harrier, Spitfire and V2 rocket – plus some exciting new additions (more to be revealed over the coming months!).Read More
This Saturday we worked on the last ten captions of the family trail, which will be displayed in the new First World War Galleries.Read More