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REOPENING OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1946

Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer
REOPENING OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1946
27 November 1946
Official photograph
© Crown copyright

A general view of the first postwar displays in the Main Gallery at the Imperial War Museum.

The original MoI 'background story' caption for this sequence of photographs reads: The Museum had to close in September, 1940, owing to damage by bombs, but the building continued to be used for a number of diverse purposes connected with the war. Among these were use as a repair shop for Government motor vehicles, a laboratory, a centre for ARP lectures and Fire Fighting Training School. On 27th November, 1946, part of the Museum was re-opened to the public with a small selection of exhibits.

IWM Reference: D 29420