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ezza12319 Dec 2013 5:27 a.m. PST

One to be aware of if you were looking to visit the Imperial War Museum in the first half of 2014.

From the Imperial War Museum website

'IWM London is undergoing a major building redevelopment, transforming our museum to mark the Centenary of the First World War, and on 6 January the museum will close until July 2014.'


Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2013 7:49 a.m. PST

A most excellent place to spend a day while in London. Was lucky enough to do so on a Bank holiday years ago (no crowd).


Mapleleaf Inactive Member19 Dec 2013 10:00 a.m. PST

f you are going to London for the first time and are interested in Military History the Imperial War Museum is a tourist necessity as important as the Tower of London or British Museum

If you are planning a trip to London and was looking forward to your first visit to the IWM, I would suggest that you postpone your trip until it reopens. It is that good.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2013 10:54 a.m. PST

The Army museum is pretty nice also and if I recall a nice walk from the nearest tube stop.


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2013 11:10 a.m. PST

Agree about the IWM but you could make do with the NAM (Sloane Square Tube), RAF Museum Hendon (Colindale Tube), and HMS Belfast (Tower Hill Tube).

The Dozing Dragon19 Dec 2013 2:38 p.m. PST

That's a shame. It ties in well with my annual pilgrimage to Salute.

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2013 7:17 a.m. PST

As a side note, the 20th century galleries of the Royal Navy museum in Portsmouth is also closed right now for a new exhibit called "Hear My Story" to be opened next year. Both me and my wife was disappointed to found it closed when we visited in October.

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