London : Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum - Atrium

10th July 2011. Written by Xin Li.
London, United Kingdom
The Imperial War Museum of London is housed at the former Bethlem Royal Hospital. The museum dates back to the 1920s and was part of an effort to record the war effort and sacrifice of the Britain and her Empire.


Imperial War Museum - Atrium

The museum might not be the top of the London’s Landmarks list but it is nonetheless and interesting museum to visit. For a start, the art deco interior is worth checking out.


Imperial War Museum - Atrium

The museum focuses mainly on World War I and World War II history with substantial of gallery space dedicated to these eras. There are also exhibits on the Cold War, Iraq War and Vietnam War.


Imperial War Museum


Imperial War Museum - Vietnam War


Imperial War Museum - Korean War


There is scale model showcasing what trench warfare was like.


Imperial War Museum - Trenches


Imperial War Museum - Trenches


The exhibits are decorated like a still life setting with mannequins dressed in all kinds of uniforms. For people interested in war history and uniforms, this should be on your list of must-visits.


Imperial War Museum - Kamikaze Pilot


Kamikaze Pilot


Imperial War Museum - Parachute Pigeon


Pilot Parachutist


Imperial War Museum - Russian


Imperial War Museum - Singapore Surrenders!


Imperial War Museum - Eagle of Reichstag


Imperial War Museum - Nazism


You have weapons,


Imperial War Museum - Maxim Gun


Machines,


Imperial War Museum - Enigma Machine


War posters,


Imperial War Museum - Careless Talk


The entrance is free (open 10am to 6pm daily) and there is plenty of stuff to see besides WWII exhibits. The atrium for example houses a variety of military gears from old artilleries to tanks and a submarine mockup.


Imperial War Museum - War Posters


An exhibition worth checking out is the Children’s War segment which featured the lives of children going through the World War II in Britain.


Imperial War Museum - Children Warfare


My favorite exhibition item is the recreation of a 1940s house. A meticulously reconstructed typical house of the 1930s featuring a makeshift bomb shelter as well as real genuine future that came from the 1940s.


Imperial War Museum - 1940s House


Imperial War Museum - 1940s House


HOW to GET THERE:
The Imperial War Museum is only a few minutes’ walk from the nearest Tube Station, Lambert North, Bakerloo Line.


Imperial War Museum - Monarchs


3 comments:

  1. Wow, impressive post with fantastic photos! Nice meeting you at Stellar. Will add you guys to my blogroll, so I can keep up with the posts.

    ReplyDelete
  2. to Jy: Thanks!

    to Camenberu: thanks =D! Nice meeting you too! I have been reading your blog even before the4Moose started =)

    ReplyDelete

 

the moose & snowman

the soft toy. the soft toy.

makan corner

Follow Us on Facebook

Google+ Followers

Total Pageviews

Follow by Email