What can I still see at IWM London?

Visitors at IWM London, October 2012

There is still a lot to see here at IWM London!  Work is now underway to transform the museum in time for the centenary of the First World War in 2014, and you will see some changes in action when you visit.

The visitor services team are here to ensure that you get the most out of your time at the museum. Some of our galleries have now closed, and we are here to direct you to the highlights of the five floors of museum galleries that are still open.

We have suggestions for must-see objects, and we love hearing about your special interests, so do come and ask us if you are not sure where to start – look for staff wearing purple.

  • Look out for the Jolly Roger flag on display in Extraordinary Heroes: The Lord Ashcroft Gallery, and learn about the story of John Linton VC
  • Follow the experiences of the Allpress Family in the A Family in Wartime exhibition from the Blitz to evacuation to Women’s Voluntary Service – find the map showing bomb damage in South London, and look out for examples of the artistic response to life on the home front in a wall of paintings and drawings
  • Try a fantastic new Family Activity Trail in our new special exhibition Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

As the museum begins its transformation, our role is to give you the information you need, to explain what is happening, answer your questions and help you find your way around. We have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure all our teams have as much information as possible at their fingertips to help. We want you to have the best experience possible during your visit, and getting it right really matters to us. Please let us know your feedback – good or bad – so that we can work towards our goal.

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