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The Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum <br />

Over the next decade, The Imperial War Museum will be creating new gallery spaces and new ways for you to explore our unique collections. The transformation has already begun with the closure of the museum until July 2013. This is a partial reopening as redevelopment continues through to 2014 – the 100-year anniversary of the start of the First World War. So we at thought we would give you a quick glimpse into the new look Imperial War Museum.

Using the latest historical research and its exceptional collections the Imperial War Museum will open the new world-class First World War Galleries which will offer new stories, new perspectives and new ways of looking at the ‘Great War’. The redesigned atrium will stretch over six floors

An artist impression of the new gallery -

An artist impression of the new gallery

The Imperial War Museum is on Lambeth Road, and within walking distance of the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.  Unlike many other history museums, the Imperial War Museum is perfect for all ages.  Aside from the permanent and temporary displays, fun activities are planned throughout the year for both children and adults on a regularly scheduled basis.

As for what you will find inside, well we think you will certainly be amazed.  There is a large exhibit room dedicated solely to life-sized war memorabilia.  You will find military weapons, including a Mark V Tank from 1919, naval weapons, and air weapons.  Many are from World War I and II.  Other exhibits highlight wars since 1945, crimes against humanity, the secret war, and an art gallery.

As for what guests have to say about the Imperial War Museum, many enjoyed the life-size displays.  Others commented on the fact that this museum highlights both the tragedies and triumphs of war.

So get ready for the summer of 2013 and the opening of the Imperial War Museum.  Why you are waiting for the grand opening why not visit other attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, or you could take one of the London tours.

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