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Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
October 15, 2011
From journal London ...There is no place like it...
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
July 7, 2011
From journal Museums and galleries in London
Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 2, 2011
From journal English Highlights
by Liam Hetherington
Manchester, United Kingdom
February 28, 2009
From journal The A-Muse-ment Arcades: Culture on the Cheap
April 22, 2008
From journal London, Free and Easy
March 5, 2007
From journal London and All That It Has to Offer
May 8, 2006
From journal Spring Break in London
April 18, 2006
From journal A Week in London
by Cheryl Patterson
July 5, 2005
From journal London, England - Let a Londoner be Your Guide!
May 9, 2005
Aside from the typical artifacts, including weapons and artillery, there is the Trench Warfare Experience, where museum curators have recreated a trench and the atmosphere from WWI. There is also the WWII Experience, where you can "walk" the streets of London after a German bombing raid.
There is also the 1940s house experiment, a house completely recreated to reflect what the typical household would have looked like in 1940 WWII Britain. The recreated house was part of a television program that took people from today to live like it was 1940 England.
Other attractions include the arm’s race and nuclear warfare, MI6 and Intelligence Agencies, and a tribute to Holocaust survivors. You can spend an afternoon here exploring the art and horrors of warfare. Again, this museum is for FREE, so donate some money!
Caveat: While this is a popular spot for British children to visit, American's might be shocked at some of the nature of what is on exhibit, so use your discretion. The Holocaust survivor tribute is not for American children under 14. Again, as always, before 11am or after 2pm are the best times to explore this museum.
Take the Bakerloo Line to Lambeth North. Walk straight out the tube station and walk along the road that runs at an angle to the tube station. You will walk past a police station. Walk until you see a huge gun (battleship huge!) hanging out in front of a building that looks like a Mental Hospital. The Imperial War Museum was at one point an insane asylum!
From journal London Calling