The museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War 1917. World's class collections tell the everyday & exceptional stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by war. Recreations of war trenches and the Blitz, many tanks and planes and revolving military exhibitions. See war through the eyes of the people who lived it. Founded during the First World War, the museum gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live in a world torn apart by conflict. From the wonder of its world-famous atrium to the countless discoveries on each of its six floors, it is a place filled with the power to move, surprise and inspire.