In June 2012 I visited the excellent Imperial War Museum in London. As you enter the main doors you are immediately within the Grand Atrium, the impressive centrepiece of the museum jam-packed with aircraft, tanks, weaponry and people.
Recently I was quite surprised to see some photos of an almost empty Grand Atrium!
It turns out the museum is about to close for a six month major renovation (from January 1st, 2013). This will actually be the first stage of a 10 year plan to totally transform the museum with a new atrium and added galleries (costing £35 million, of which they have already raised £20 million!). Although the current museum is relatively small they have an incredible collection of military history. I can only imagine how impressive it is going to be when they can include so many more items from World War One to the present day!