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