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IWM North

IWM North, Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1TZ
0207 416 5000
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at IWM North review

The IWM North, short for Imperial War Museum, is a large museum overlooking the water in Stretford, Greater Manchester. In the museum, you will walk through a timeline of history from the First World War to the present day in the main exhibition space.

Exhibits in the main space include Tolkien’s First World War revolver that fired the first British shots in 1914. Plus a seven-metre piece of twisted steel from the World Trade centre. War is explored in a unique and diverse way.

The Big Picture Show exhibition immerses you in a series of 360 surround sound projection. The images reflect the effects of war and also immerses you in the heart of the action. At the museum, you can discover the forgotten histories of service personnel and civilians who came to Britain during WWII. Other permanent exhibitions include Reactions with high-quality artwork. Mixing it – the changing faces of wartime Britain.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information IWM North

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Large museum telling the stories of war from World War One to the present day. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*FREE
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE – there is no charge to visit the museum.

Is there parking?

There is a pay and display car park.

When are they open?

The museum is open from Wednesday until Sunday. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

IWM North is fully accessible by wheelchair. Accessible toilets are available.

IWM North
IWM North
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