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Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road
London SE1 6HZ
020 7416 5320
Daily 10-6
Tube Lambeth North

The Imperial War Museum is a museum in London featuring military vehicles, weapons, war memorabilia, an extensive library open to the public Monday to Saturday, a photographic archive, and an art collection of 20th century and later conflicts, especially those involving Britain, and the British Empire.

Originally located inside the Imperial Institute (now Imperial College), the Imperial War Museum was moved temporarily to the Crystal Palace, located atop Sydenham Hill. The Museum was founded there in 1917 to commemorate those who had died in World War I (which was still being fought at the time). When that building burned down on 30 November 1936, a new location had to be found, and a building in Lambeth Road, Southwark, was settled on.