Imperial War Memorial

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  • Address: Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-2074165000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

The Imperial War Memorial talks about the first world war, the lives of people then and what it has changed to be. The memorial features new galleries the unleash stories and happenings of the First World War. It also narrates the scare and startle in the minds of innocent souls during the second world war and how living at home was what they were confined to at that period of time. The memorial hosts special exhibitions which have an exquisite display by some great artists. Imperial War Memorial is one of the main tourist attractions to visit and should definitely feature in you London Itinerary 2 Weeks and London Itinerary 10 Days

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  • Imperial War Memorial Address: Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom
  • Imperial War Memorial Contact Number: +44-2074165000
  • Imperial War Memorial Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Imperial War Memorial Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Imperial War Memorial(preferred time): 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Imperial War Memorial: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 8.02% of people who visit London include Imperial War Memorial in their plan

  • 64.97% of people start their Imperial War Memorial visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Imperial War Memorial

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

91.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Imperial War Memorial

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  • I've been coming to this museum since I was a kid - I've always been a bit obsessed with the World Wars and with the Holocaust (think it's my Polish heritage) so this place was one of my favourite museums in London. I recently took my husband here - we went on a Sunday morning as we figured it would be less busy than Saturday and wanted to get some good photos of the Weeping Window in before the crowds got there. But by 10am when the doors opened there were already tons of people jostling to get inside. We did the WW1 exhibition first because it is on the ground floor and we did find it ruined the experience somewhat, being stuck in the middle of a moving mass of people and funnelled through tight corridors while trying to stop and look at things. It wasn't as bad in the second world war part but the Holocaust was very busy again. It can't be helped much of course but I'd probably return on a weekday, just to be able to take my time. It's still a superb museum - the wealth of information is staggering and there are some truly heartbreaking parts. I think it should be mandatory for children and teenagers to come here to understand the sacrifice of war. Practical info: There is a lot of walking to be done so wear comfy shoes. And if you are visiting in the winter it's worth leaving your coats in one of the lockers (£1, which you get back) as it can get pretty hot in parts. The museum is free but they do ask for a donation - if you donate a £1 you can pick up a map, and £5 gets you a guide. There is a cafe but it's tiny and gets super crowded so it's best to look elsewhere for a meal.

  • The Holocaust area of the museum was incredibly moving and would leave a lasting impression on any visitor. Displays in other areas are thought provoking, as well as visually arresting. Stories of war are told beautifully without glorification. It is well worth a visit for people of all ages, just try to go midweek to avoid the crowds.

  • A must for me when I visit London. All my kids have been there in various ages and all of them have found something of interest. The rework of the Great War exhibition is well done. The Holocaust exhibition is very good but horrible to endure (don't bring small kids!). Good shops for books, posters an a lot more. The cafe is good and reasonably priced.

  • Really great exhibitions, well laid out. Lots of interesting information. Free entry, guide books £5, audio tours available and regular guided tours. Great café with hot and cold food available, reasonably priced. The book shop, poppy shop and gift shop are very good. Could spend whole day there, lots of places to sit and listen, disabled access, lockers and toilets available. Nice garden outside to sit and maybe have a picnic.

  • We visited to see the Tower Poppies. It has changed hugely since I last went. Lots of interactive exhibits and thought provoking displays. A lot to take in. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and chatty.

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