IWM North

Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1TZ Directions

Tel 0161 836 4000
   Now closed Open today 10:00 - 17:00

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Visit the award-winning IWM North to discover powerful stories that reveal how war shapes lives. It's a free day out like no other.

The award-winning IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, is located at The Quays and offers dynamic display techniques to reflect on how people's lives are shaped by war. Free Admission.

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The Imperial War Museum North

4
I have been to the Imperial War Museum twice now and will visit again hopefully soon. The design of the building is excellent, with the shards pointing up into the sky. Travelling to the top of the building to see the view over Manchester should not be missed.
I think the multimedia presentations are excellent. A fantastic way of showing the films. The length of the presentations are just right. The sound vibrating through the walls gives you a real sense of being part of the scene. The animals of war exhibition was very interesting. The restaurant there is also worth a mention. Excellent food at good prices, with a view too! Would recommend the museum and the restaurant.
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Too loud!

3
It must be said that the architecture of the Imperial War Museum is very impressive and already one of those buildings that is automatically identifiable when you see it in profile.

The exhibits are thought-provoking and very interesting, a poignant reminder of the past, especially with the personal effects of 'ordinary' people caught up in wars over the years

The walk about the museum was rather spoilt, however by the over-use of multi-sensory media, with loud narratives played through loud-speakers and the whole museum being turned into a wall on which video footage was played. I would rather have had the opportunity to watch these films away from the rest of the exhibits as everyone in the room had no other option than to watch as all the lights were dimmed
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Award winning architecture

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The award-winning building by international architect Daniel Libeskind, houses impressive and often moving permanent exhibitions of the Wars, in particular WW2.
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