Moments of Silence — Imperial War Museum

Address:
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London
Tel:
0207 416 5000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See iwm.org.uk

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Moments of Silence is an immersive installation that explores the history of remembrance rituals.

Using the most widely-used ritual as a starting point -- the two-minute silence and roll call of the dead — it questions their significance with animations, light projections and soundscapes, including atmospheric recordings of the 'silences' held around world at 11 AM on the 11th November.

These 'silences' come from the depths of the ocean to the heights of Everest — onboard an Astute Class Submarine to Everest Base Camp. There's even a recording of the first-ever silence captured at the 1929 Cenotaph Remembrance Service.

 

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> Craig’s review of Imperial War Museum – “When was the last time that Britain lost a war? Let me think... apart from the Romans and the Vikings and the Normans, and the Hundred Years War, and the First Boer War, and that war against Mel Gibson in Scotland, I can't think of a single time that someone actually managed to beat us. Obviously you can't include the American War of Independence because that was tech… continued”

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If you enjoy Imperial War Museum then you might like to visit Churchill War Rooms (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to Westminster), HMS Belfast (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to London Bridge), National Army Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to Sloane Square) and National Maritime Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to Cutty Sark)

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