Imperial War Museum, London, UK
The Imperial War Museum documents conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. Its extensive collections document all aspects of wartime experience at home and abroad, including the impact of war on childhood cultures.
In 2005 the IWM launched a major exhibition on The Children's War, looking at the Second World War through the eyes of children. The exhibition will run until 29th February 2012.
The Imperial War Museum London is housed in the former Bethlem Royal Hospital in Southwark. It has four additional branches: the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall, the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London, Imperial War Museum Duxford near Cambridge, and Imperial War Museum North in Trafford.
The IWM is one of a host of institutions holding collections relating to childhood and the First World War in the UK and worldwide. The project aims to highlight these collections and facilitate greater use of original materials relating to these areas.