What are the five Imperial War Museum sites?

Our Museums

What are the five Imperial War Museum sites?

Our Museums

  • London. IWM London.
  • London. Churchill War Rooms.
  • Manchester. IWM North.
  • London. HMS Belfast.
  • Duxford. IWM Duxford.

What are the guns outside the Imperial War Museum?

Outside of the Imperial War Museum’s (IWM’s) main facility in London is a pair of Royal Navy 15-inch guns. The museum was founded in 1917 and was originally intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and the Empire during the First World War.

Is the Imperial War Museum free?

General admission to IWM London is free but charges may apply to special exhibitions. See Exhibitions for further details. Groups of up to 10 people can book exclusive, out-of-hours private tours at IWM London. See Private Tours for further details.

How many Imperial war museums are there in the UK?

five museums
IWM is a family of five museums and historic sites covering war and conflict from the First World War to the present day. Our museum sites include IWM London, IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire and IWM North in Manchester.

What is IWM website?

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London….Imperial War Museum.

Website www.iwm.org.uk
Imperial War Museums
Churchill War Rooms HMS Belfast IWM Duxford IWM London IWM North

Why is it called the Imperial War Museum?

History of IWM London In 1917 the Cabinet decided that a National War Museum should be set up to collect and display material relating to the Great War, which was still being fought. The interest taken by the Dominion governments led to the museum being given the title of Imperial War Museum.

Who funds the Imperial War Museum?

The majority of the funding for our core activities is raised by means of charitable giving, philanthropic support, spornsorship and donations, admission charges and IWM’s commercial activities.

What is the range of naval guns?

BL 18-inch Mk I naval gun

BL 18-Inch Mk1
Muzzle velocity 2,420 ft/s (740 m/s)
Effective firing range 31,400 yd (28,700 m)
Maximum firing range 40,500 yd (37,000 m)
Filling weight 243 lb (110 kg)

Can you take photos in the Imperial War Museum?

Public Photography Unless otherwise indicated in an exhibition, our visitors are encouraged to take photographs and/or films for their own non-commercial personal use. Please respect the privacy of other Museum visitors. For any commercial use, please contact the Media Sales team.

How long do people spend at the Imperial War Museum?

The Imperial War Museum is busiest on Saturdays in particular, so we recommend coming on a weekday if you can. It is recommended to set aside around 3 hours to see everything, but many people seem to be satisfied with just 2 hours.

Who designed the Imperial War Museum?

IWM North was the first building in the UK designed by the internationally acclaimed architect, Daniel Libeskind, who designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin and was recently behind the masterplan for the Ground Zero site in New York.

Are the London museums free?

Enjoy the best of London’s culture completely free; from the many world-class free exhibitions London has to offer, to stunning art galleries and historic houses. Entry to the permanent collections of these museums and galleries is free; while charges may apply for special exhibitions.