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"Imperial War Museum" Imperial War Museum Tip by Andrew_W_K

Imperial War Museum, London: 57 reviews and 114 photos

  Flying Exhibits - Imperial War Museum
by Andrew_W_K
  • Flying Exhibits - Imperial War Museum - London
      Flying Exhibits - Imperial War Museum
    by Andrew_W_K
  • Imperial War Museum - London
      Imperial War Museum
    by Andrew_W_K

I suppose the name conjures up a museum dedicated to the glorification of war but the reality is quite the reverse. Yes, the museum pays homage to the courage and heroism of those that have fought in conflicts around the world and is heavily influenced by the two world wars but the museum really shows war for what it is. There is a section devoted to crimes against humanity and a Holocaust section that puts it all in perspective (not suitable for children under 14). There is also a very informative display on espionage and the people that fight wars from within. There are also impressive displays of first and second war aircraft and tanks. Being in Lambeth it's a little bit off the beaten track but only two stops south of Embankment on the Bakerloo line of the underground so it's very accessable. There is a good cafe and museum shop as well and its also a good place to take the kids as they can scramble about in trenches and aircraft cockpits. There is also a fine collection of paintings and photographs.

Address: Lambeth Road London
Directions: 10 minute walk from North Lambeth underground station - Bakerloo line
Phone: +44 (0)20 7416 5320

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 21, 2009
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