London’s Imperial War Museums (IWM) is creating new First World War Galleries to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014. The First World War claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and changed the world forever.
To deliver the new museum, which will include new First World War Galleries and a transformed Central Hall with terraced galleries, a new café and shop, IWM London will be temporarily closed from Jan. 2 to July 2013. IWM will partially reopen in July 2013 and visitors will be able to see the transformation in action as the museum continues to build new galleries and a Central Hall through to 2014. IWM will also launch a major new family exhibition, “Horrible Histories: Spies.”