Imperial War Museum, London

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Lambeth Road, London
SatNav: Region:
SE1 6HZ Greater London
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 10 Open

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What’s Here

The IWM concentrates on portraying the conflicts of the 20th century, and has a huge number of war-related exhibits on display. The aviation galleries includes a number of complete aircraft, several of which are hung from the roof in flying attitude. A wide of other aeronautical artefacts and memorabilia can be seen, along with a number of cockpit sections. The museum regularly stages special events and exhibitions.


South east of Waterloo railway station, off Kensington Road (the A23). On Lambeth Road, on the A3203 east of Lambeth Palace. Signposted.

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Opening Hours:

Open daily 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Closed 24-26th December.


All admission is now free.


Toilets, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

BE.2c 2699 (photo, Matt Durrant) Sopwith Camel N6812 (photo, Matt Durrant)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
DV372 Avro Lancaster I DV372 Nose Displayed
Fieseler Fi 103 (V-1) Complete Displayed
733682 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 733682 Complete Displayed
PN323 Handley Page Halifax A.VII PN323 Nose Displayed
120235 Heinkel He 162A-1 120235 Complete Displayed
Mitsubishi A6M Zero Sen Cockpit Displayed
‘472258’ North American P-51D Mustang ? Complete Displayed
2699 RAF BE.2c 2699 Complete Displayed
N6812 Sopwith Camel 2F1 N6812 Complete Displayed
R6915 Supermarine Spitfire I R6915 Complete Displayed

More Information

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ. Tel: 020 7416 5320, Fax: 020 7416 5374. e-mail:, website:

P-51D Mustang ‘472258’ (photo, Matt Durrant) Spitfire I R6915 (photo, Matt Durrant)

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