We are thrilled to announce our upcoming programme for next year. Our 2021 calendar
is packed with exhibitions, events and landmark new openings across all five of our
More than 100 years of history will be the focus of a packed programme across our
two free museums; IWM London and IWM North.
We're opening our transformed Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries at IWM
London, as well as an exciting new exhibition featuring the photography of Her Royal
Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge. We’ll also be marking 20 years since the attacks
on the World Trade Center in New York with events and new acquisitions.
We're also bringing back the poppies. 2021 will see the iconic sculptures, originally
toured as Poppies: Wave and Weeping Window, return to IWM North and permanently displayed
for the first time.
As we celebrate 50 years since HMS Belfast settled at her Thameside home in the centre
of London, we will open her doors once again. From Summer 2021, step on board and
get access to newly opened spaces and a major refresh of the existing exhibitions.
We will also launch Operation Black Door at Churchill War Rooms. This is a new immersive
event that puts you in the shoes of those who lived and worked in top-secret government
departments during the Second World War.
2021 will also see the return of Air Shows to IWM Duxford, packed full of entertaining
ground content and of course our signature air displays. Plus - ten themed Flying
Days on various dates from April to October.
Find out all about 2021 at Imperial War Museums here.