5. The Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum not only houses guns, tanks, and aircraft that have survived wars spanning from World War I to the present day, but also stories of darkness, courage, and the hope of people whose lives have been deeply affected by the ravages of war. This museum documents what life was like in wartime for both civilians and soldiers and people at home and overseas. There are special exhibits dedicated to the Holocaust and courageous tales of ordinary heroes, but the museum focuses greatly on the consequences of modern warfare. It is free and open to the public.