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A Quick Overview of Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London.
Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War.
- The museum's remit has since expanded to include all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since 1914.
- As of 2012, the museum aims 'to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and "wartime experience"'.
- Originally housed in the Crystal Palace at Sydenham Hill, the museum opened to the public in 1920.