Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London
The original location of the Imperial War Museum
was the Crystal Palace
, located at the top of Sydenham Hill. The museum was founded there in 1917
to commemorate those who died during the First World War
. When that building burnt down on November 30 1936
a new location had to be found, they settled on a building in Lambeth
, London, England
( Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom ). The building was originally a psychiatric hospital
called Bethlem Royal Hospital
, located in St. George's Fields.
The museum features a collection of military vehicles, weapons, war memorabilia, a library, a photographic archive, and an art collection. Entrance is free, though there may be charges for special exhibitions, and its open daily 10.00am - 6.00pm.
The museum concentrates on conflicts of the 20th century and later.
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The museum also has several other branches in England: