Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Imperial War Museum Online Shop Terms and Conditions. These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website and by accessing this website and/or placing an order you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.

If you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions please contact us on 0207 416 5000 between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays), or by contacting Customer Services.

Product Description

We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all details, descriptions and prices of products appearing on the website are correct at the time you place your order.

Although we aim to keep the website as up to date as possible, the information including product descriptions and prices appearing on this website may not always reflect the position exactly at the moment you place an order.

Prices are in Pounds (£) Sterling, and include tax if applicable. VAT is only applicable to countries within the European Union.

Our VAT registration number is GB 731 1782 50.


You will be required to register personal information if you wish to place on order. You agree that the information you have provided is true, accurate, current and complete in all respects.
Credit/debit card authorisation involves a check by your card provider to ensure the details you have used to purchase with match the secure details held by the card provider.
If you use our Guest Checkout function, you will still be required to submit information that will enable us to fulfil your order.


To browse or search for products, click on any of the department links/images, or use the search box in the top right corner of the screen. You can search by product name, key words or the product code.
To make a purchase online click on any items you wish to buy, and use the Add button to place the item(s) in your basket. The item(s) can be reviewed or changed up to the point of payment. If any item you select is out of stock, you will see an out of stock message next to Availability.  

Once you have finished your selection, click on the basket icon which will allow you to view the item(s) you have placed in your basket.  If you are happy with your selection click Proceed to Checkout.
You will be directed to the Login/Register page where you can login, register as a new customer or use the Guest Checkout function.
You will then be asked to complete your contact, delivery and payment details to enable us to fulfil your order.  
We will notify you by email to confirm the successful completion of your order. Please note: spam settings on certain email accounts may reject these emails.
For your security we are currently unable to accept credit card orders by telephone.  Credit card information should never be sent by email.  We do not accept orders and payments by cheque.


You must be aged 18 or older to buy alcohol. By placing an order with us online you are confirming you are aged 18 or older and you accept these Terms and Conditions. Under the Licensing Act 2003 it is an offence for any person under the age of 18 to buy, or attempt to buy, intoxicating liquor, or for any person over the age of 18 to buy intoxicating liquor on behalf of any person under the age of 18, and may be subject to a fine on conviction.

In accepting these Terms and Conditions you agree to provide The Imperial War Museums and The Imperial War Museums Trading Company with truthful and accurate information and act in accordance with them and any legal obligations including the Licensing Act of 2003.


We are not currently able to send food items to the EU. If you are ordering food for delivery to a destination within the EU, we will remove it from your order and refund you for the value of the disallowed item(s).
  • EU is 27 European Union countries, non-EU member European countries are included in the Rest of the World delivery charge and can still order food items from us.


Free UK Delivery - on all orders over £40

Delivery charges are based on the dimensions of the item(s) selected, the value of your order and your delivery address.  Current postage charges are summarised below.

Order ValueUK StandardUK Next DayEurope (EU)Rest of the World
£0.00 - £39.99 £5 £8 £12 £30
£40 - £99.99 FREE £8 £25 £40
£100+ FREE £8 £35 £50

Prices are based on a multiple courier system, IWM will determine the courier or postal service used.

  • Europe is 27 European Union countries, non EU member European countries are included in Rest of the World

Alcohol Deliveries 

Only available for UK delivery.

Alcohol must be signed for by a person aged 18 or older. If our couriers are in any doubt about the age of the recipient on delivery, they will request some form of ID, such as a driving licence or passport. Our couriers may apply a "Challenge 25 Policy" and so proof of age will be requested if the person receiving the products looks under 25 years old. We reserve the right to cancel the delivery if the age and identity of the recipient is in doubt.

Courier Services

IWM uses a multi courier system to provide the delivery of your ordered item(s). IWM currently use the following services: Royal Mail, Parcelforce and DPD.

Some high value items such as jewellery, homewares and leather goods will be only be sent by a tracked courier.  IWM may also supply your contact details to our courier providers to enable you as the customer to track your order, and to provide you with further options to receive your delivery.  Your details will not be used for any other purpose other than to arrange and track your delivery by the courier provider, please see Privacy Policy for further details.

If you are ordering goods for delivery overseas you will need to pay any import duties and taxes. Such taxes will be payable when the goods reach your parcel’s destination country. The liability for payment of such customs duties rest solely with you or the recipient and the Imperial War Museum has no control over liability for them.


We will endeavour to despatch your goods within 1 working day (Mon-Fri), provided the goods are in stock at our Distribution Centre.  
•    UK customers: You should expect to receive your goods within 2 – 3 working days of the date of placing your order.  
•    Europe and the rest of the world customers: You should expect to receive your goods within 10 – 14 working days of the date of placing your order.  

On occasions it may be necessary for us to obtain goods from one of our shops, which may extend the delivery time. In these instances, we will notify you by email. Where a product is held in stock at our supplier’s, we will arrange for this to be sent directly from the supplier. These will be subject to a maximum of 28 days delivery. These exceptions are stated in the relevant product description.

If the goods are out of stock, we will contact you to advise the approximate date we expect to receive the goods at our Distribution Centre. If you do not wish to proceed with the order at this point, please follow our cancellation terms.

Please note we currently do not offer collection from our stores.

Next Day Delivery

Place your order from Monday to Friday before 2pm and select the next day delivery option to receive your order on the next working day. Orders placed after 2pm on a Friday, over the weekend, or on UK Public Holidays will be delivered on the second working day. Working days are defined as Monday-Friday 8am-7pm inclusive, excluding Saturday, Sunday and UK Public Holidays.

UK Mainland only (England, Wales and Scotland, excluding Highlands and Islands and the following postcodes: GY, HS, IM, JE, KW15-17, PA49, PA60-PA75, PA78, PH30, PH41-PH44, ZE2-ZE3).

Alcohol products are also excluded from Next Day Delivery.

If the Next Day service is selected and your order includes one of these excluded regions or products, we will send on a priority next day service but it can't be guaranteed to arrive on the next working day.


You can pay for your order by Mastercard, Visa, Solo, Maestro, Delta, Amex or via Paypal. After processing your payment by credit card, the Imperial War Museum online shop does not retain your card details which means you will need to resubmit this information when you place a further order on this website.

When you complete an order and submit your payment details, relevant information is sent to your credit/debit card provider. They will check that the address, postcode, card holder name and CV2 code (the last three digits on the signature strip at the back of your card) match with their records. Your credit/debit card provider will then authorise or reject the transaction based on this check.

In addition, the Imperial War Museum employs a further security check to protect our customers from online fraud where card holders are enrolled with these schemes:

PSD2 and 3-D Secure
     American express safekey

Any card holder can enrol their cards for Mastercard SecureCodeVerified by Visa and American Express Safekey status through their credit card provider.

Paypal 3D Secure authenticates for Standard Payments. When triggered, you will be prompted by your card issuing bank to complete an additional verifcation step.

If not enrolled, card holders can still place orders with the Imperial War Museum online shop, subject to the above authorisation process. Card holders NOT enrolled in the 3D schemes will not benefit from the additional protection against fraud.

To Change or Cancel an Order Prior to Despatch

If you wish to change or cancel an order prior to your goods being sent please notify us in writing by contacting Customer Services with your Online Order referenceWe cannot accept cancellations by phone.

We will refund the total price of the goods including any delivery charges to the original debit/credit card used in the transaction.

We will process the refund within 7 working days following your written notice of cancellation providing the goods have not been dispatched.

Returns and Refund Policy

Should you wish to return an order that you have received from us you must contact us within 14 days after the goods have been received.
If you have received damaged or incorrect goods, or if you wish to return unwanted goods, please notify us within the 14 day period in writing.

Please quote your Online Order Reference Number and contact Customer Services with your request.
We cannot accept cancellations by phone. 

Please return the goods to us within 14 days from the notice of cancellation date.
  • We recommend the goods are returned by recorded delivery so that you have proof of postage.
  • We cannot accept responsibility for goods lost in transit. 
  • We can only accept returns from the customer that originally purchased the items.
The goods must be returned in their original packaging, stating the reason for the return and your Online Order Reference Number. Please return to:

Online Shop Returns
IWM Distribution Centre
Imperial War Museum Duxford
CB22 4QR

The goods must be returned to us before we can action a refund. We will not be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us unless they are faulty or delivered to you in error. A refund of the delivery costs you have incurred when returning the goods to us, no greater than the original delivery charge, will be given in the instance of incorrect, damaged or faulty goods. A refund will be processed within 14 days of IWM Online Shop receiving the goods

You may also return goods by bringing them, with your Online Order Reference Number, to any of our branches. A refund will be processed within 14 days of the branch receiving the goods.

Products we are unable to refund or exchange

We are unable to offer a refund or exchange on the following products unless they are faulty:
•    Perishable goods such as food or drinks
•    Pierced jewellery
•    CDs, DVDs or other recorded media
•    Personalised items and custom-made items

Promotional Codes

Delivery charges, IWM Prints, Membership and Gift Membership are exempt from promotional code discount.

The following products are exempt from promotional discount (online and in branch):

RAF Irvin Flying Jacket (all sizes), Tank Canvas Messenger bag, Lancaster crew bag, Distressed leather backpack, Dam Raider Gin 70cl, All Bravo Delta Models, Sopwith camel propeller, Metal Spitfire model, Spirit of 1940 Spitfire cufflinks, Churchill sterling silver cufflinks, Spitfire propeller pen, CW Dixey & Son Chartwell 01 Replica Glasses, Black CW Dixey & Son Chartwell Half-moon Replica Glasses, Black vintage Bakelite telephone, Small stone finish Winston Churchill Nemon bust, Small stone finish Winston Churchill Nemon bust, Winston Churchill Medium Bronze Nemon Bust, Winston Churchill small Bronze Nemon Bust, all Royal Mint coins, Pendulux altimeter table clock, Churchill by Orpen enamel box, Battle of Britain leather holdall, Brass Spitfire model, Churchill war rooms whisky, Spirit of 1940 Spitfire pin badge, WT Author watches, and the Battle of Britain Ale 6 pack


Orders placed by a customer on an affiliate website such as our Custom Print service ( should contact the affiliate site directly regarding ordering queries, payment or customer enquiries.  Should you wish to contact an affiliate site the links will be available on the IWM Online Shop.  Alternatively, please contact us for affiliate information.  IWM Shop accepts no responsibility for purchases from an affiliate site but will review affiliate links should a customer contact IWM Shop regarding any problems with an affiliate site.

Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of all our customers and website users and take great care with the information we obtain. The personal data we collect from you will be used to fulfil your order as requested. By using this website you consent to us collecting and using personal information about you in accordance with the terms set out in the IWM’s Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability

The Imperial War Museum will be responsible for any losses suffered by you if the losses suffered were reasonably foreseeable by either party when the contract for sale was formed. We will not be liable for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable by either party when the contract for sale is formed.

Nothing in this Agreement shall limit the Imperial War Museum's liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or breach of duty.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by English law, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any disputes arising under or in connection with these terms and conditions or the contract between us.


We reserve the right to alter amend add to or remove all or any part of this Policy Statement at any time without notice and any changes to this Policy Statement or any other terms shown on our website apply with immediate effect of being published. By continuing to use this website after any changes are displayed you indicate your acceptance of those changes.