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We are all witnesses to war

Visit IWM London this November

Kat Francois performs a poem at IWM London
We are all witnesses to war. IWM's vast collections reveal personal stories that are poignant, surprising, moving and inspiring.

Visit us in November and join us for our inaugural Remembrance Lecture, uncover the history of IWM London From Bedlam to Baghdad, or take part in our annual remembrance ceremonies.

Since 1917, people have entrusted us with their personal accounts of war. A hundred years later, we have a century of stories to tell.
 
A century of stories

Remembrance at IWM London

A 'Remembrance Day' poppy belonging to Colonel Wilson of the Salvation Army.
The poppy in 2017: to wear or not to wear? Sunday 4 November I £7

The poppy has been used as a symbol of remembrance for those in conflicts from the First World War to today. Join public figures from sportspeople to historians, journalists and politicians to discuss what it means to wear a poppy in 2017.

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A bugler plays the Last Post during a remembrance ceremony
Remembrance ceremonies
11 and 12 November I Free

Join us to remember those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the world. A Royal Marine bugler will play the Last Post and Reveille and a local young musician will play IWM's 'Western Front' violin. 

Take part
White 'peace' poppy
Annual Peace Lecture
12 November I 2.30pm I Free

Our Annual Peace Lecture is Freedom from fear, Unions for peace and will be led by Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union. The lecture is organised by the Movement for the Abolition of War.

Plan your visit

Explore IWM London's history

On a tour at IWM London in the atrium
From Bedlam to Baghdad:
an introduction to IWM London

Daily 12pm & 3pm I Tickets £5-£10

Join an expert guide at IWM London for a brief history of the building's origin as Bedlam Hospital and our world-class collections from the First World War up to the present day.

Join a tour
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