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    WARNING - Imperial War Museum London

    Good evening all,

    Thought I would just warn anyone who is planning a visit to the Imperial War Museum soon. I took my son there for his Birthday today without checking it out first. They are going through a major refit at the moment meaning that the whole main part to the museum is out of bounds. There are no planes , tanks or big stuff to see at the moment. The worst thing too.....the trench wasn't open either! Also no V2 or V1's, no grenades, air dropped bombs, field guns or anything!

    The only part that was open was the new area that covers three floors, though small. I covers London war time, holocaust and a fantastic section on SOE (very impressed with this room actually, and certainly worth a visit when the rest opens).

    Due to be completed end of summer 2014.

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    Shoot!!! I was planning visiting this museum end of this year ;-(. Londen is already planned, so I will have to go back.
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    Rob . That's a shame but those refurbs have been well advertised . Most of the big stuff has been moved to Duxford for the time being .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoeksel View Post
    Shoot!!! I was planning visiting this museum end of this year ;-(. Londen is already planned, so I will have to go back.
    Maybe have a look at the Hendon RAF museum (near Colindale) Easy to get to from Imperial War Museum area. Really great museum and worth a visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siegfreid View Post
    Rob . That's a shame but those refurbs have been well advertised . Most of the big stuff has been moved to Duxford for the time being .
    I was kicking myself today. I usually check up on everything well in advance. I was completely unaware. If I had just bothered to look at their web site the day before, I would have been saved.

    Never mind though, will be good when it's back open. I'm aiming to go back as soon as it's complete.

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    Sounds like the situation in the german military museum in Dresden with the exception that it is the actual situation since after the last refurbishment (what a shame). I hope the same won't happen to the IWM.

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    These were on display when I went there a few weeks ago. New items? Haven't seen them before at the IWM.
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    Oh yes. They are new items I believe. I think that whole section and items are new to the museum. How did you find the SOE exhibition?

 

 

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